Professor Bjorn Gercke, that published the 800-page analysis, stated it identifies over 200 perpetrators and over 300 victims of abuse from 1975 to 2018.
In a announcement , Hesse praised Gercke for compiling the accounts and said it’s enabled him to view his own activities in a fresh light. Hesse mirrored:
I’ve always listened to the best of my understanding and belief in my different responsibilities in solving sexual assault at the Church. I accepted this challenging job from this certainty that we as an institution and that I as a person have a responsibility to make these influenced discovered, to hold the perpetrators responsible and also to break the systemic causes of sexual abuse.
Hesse requested Pope Francis to discharge him from his place so as to guard the integrity of the Archdiocese of Hamburg. Archbishop of Cologne Rainer Maria Woelki, who commissioned the report, confessed that additional work has to be done in order to bring justice to victims of sexual abuse at the church. According to data from the report, Woelki promptly released Auxiliary Bishop Dr. Dominikus Schwaderlapp and Official Dr. Günter Assenmacher in obligation.
Registered audiences will have around a hour and a half to see the record, which can’t be downloaded or seen almost.