Here's an update I just added to the story about audio recordings of a meeting between Belgium Cardinal Danneels and a victim of sexual abuse by a bishop that was posted earlier today (See: Belgium cardinal tried to keep abuse victim quiet.) The update comes from Catholic News Service.
Cardinal Danneels's spokesman told Catholic News Service correspondent Jonathan Luxmoore that news reports on the recorded meeting have been interpreted out of context.
"There was no intention of any cover-up," Toon Osaer, spokesman for the cardinal, who retired in January as archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, told Catholic News Service Aug. 30.
"Seen from today's perspective, the cardinal realizes he was rather naive to think he could help the family in question reach a reconciliation," he said. "At that moment, however, the family didn't want to make public something they'd kept secret for 24 years."