Swiss bishops 'underestimated' sexual abuse

Top Swiss Catholic clergymen say they underestimated the problem of sexual abuse and are now telling victims to consider criminal complaints.
The Swiss Bishops' Conference said Wednesday it was "ashamed" by the number of sexual abuses cases and apologized for "errors." They have previously cited about 60 people claiming to be victims and said they "underestimated the magnitude of the situation."
The bishops are split over the idea of a blacklist of pedophile priests.
Swiss news agency SDA said there was also intense discussion about referring all future claims of sexual abuses to police. That is only done now in extreme cases and with repeat offenders.