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Nearly 550 German Choir Boys Abused At Renowned Catholic School, Report Says

An independent probe alleges that over roughly half a century, at least 547 boys were abused during their time with Germany's famed Domspatzen choir, which was led by retired Pope Benedict's brother.
The logo of the Regensburger Domspatzen boy's choir, seen at the school in Regensburg, Germany. Source: Armin Weigel

Over a span of roughly half a century, at least 547 boys at a famed Catholic choir school experienced some form of significant abuse, released Tuesday. The 440-page report details an environment that some former pupils likened to a "prison, hell and a concentration camp," which persisted for decades under the direction of Pope

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