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Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex abuse probe

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Belgian authorities have raided the offices of the country’s most senior Catholic prelate as they investigate child sex abuse claims.

A spokesman for the Brussels prosecutors’ office confirmed that the palace of the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels had been sealed off.

Officials were searching for evidence concerning abuse allegations, he said.

Belgium is one of several countries in which a stream of abuse claims have shaken the Roman Catholic Church.

Full story: BBC News – Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex abuse probe