The victim, who was abused many times by a priest in the 1970s in Cologne, Germany, demanded compensation of 750 thousand rupees due to the pain he suffered in the case he filed with the Cologne District Court.
While the Archdiocese of Cologne did not request a statute of limitations in the court, the court decided that the diocese should pay the victim 300 thousand rupees in compensation.
Until now, the Catholic Church has made voluntary compensation payments, called “recognition payments”, to those affected by abuse and abuse.
The Independent Recognition Payments Commission (UKA) in Bonn has so far made payments of 50,000 euros per person in 143 cases and over 100,000 euros in 24 cases.
Victims who received compensation complained that the amount of payment was too low.