Discuss: Germany: Catholic officials ask reporters for 'silence' on child abuse report. Church representatives asked reporters to sign a pledge to keep the contents "secret," including information on crimes, alleged perpetrators and implicated church officials.

Germany: Catholic officials ask reporters for 'silence' on child abuse report. Church representatives asked reporters to sign a pledge to keep the contents "secret," including information on crimes, alleged perpetrators and implicated church officials.

Reporters walked out of a press event in Cologne after church officials asked them to sign a confidentiality agreement. The officials were due to discuss issues around a key report on child abuse.

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