Belgian archbishop ordered to pay church abuse victim

April 24, 2015 9:52 AM

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Belgian archbishop ordered to pay church abuse victim

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's senior Roman Catholic cleric, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, has been ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($10,900) in damages for failing to act on allegations of sexual abuse in the 1990s.

The civil case was brought by Joel Devillet, who was abused by a priest while he was a choirboy in the south of Belgium in the late 1980s, when he was 14 years old.

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