Tassilo Hummel is a reporter for Reuters.

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French Catholics Willing To Sell Property to Compensate Victims

by Tassilo Hummel, Reuters 11-08-2021

A Catholic cross is silhouetted in Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine near Nantes, France, October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

France’s Catholic Church said on Monday it would sell its real estate and, if needed, take out loans to set up a fund to compensate thousands of people sexually abused by clergy.

A major investigation found in October that French clerics sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years.