Priest thrown out of priesthood for abusing boys
Friday 07 September 2012
A 59-year-old Catholic priest has been stripped of his priesthood by the Vatican following a string of offences against young boys.
Ron van der V is currently in jail following his conviction for abusing a 12-year-old boy on a campsite in France. The priest has several convictions for abusing boys and possessing child pornography over the years, Nos television said.
A report into child abuse within the Catholic church last year identified 105 priests who had abused children between 1945 and 1985 and are still alive.