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The Church Loses its Stranglehold. Annus Horribilis for the Catholic Church in Belgium
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The Church Loses its Stranglehold. Annus Horribilis for the Catholic Church in Belgium

(Luc Devoldere) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 302-304

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A bombshell exploded in 2010 when the Bishop of Bruges confessed to sexually abusing his nephew for years more than two decades earlier. The annus horribilis that followed should be seen against a background of galloping secularization. Be things as they may, a new relationship is being forged between Church and State in Belgium.

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