The Roman Catholic Church has offered compensation to 422 victims of sexual and physical abuse in the choir school of Regensburg Cathedral, an institution headed for 30 years by Georg Ratzinger, brother of the former Pope Benedict.
Ratzinger has denied all knowledge of the abuse.
The church is offering sums of 5,000 to 20,000 euros to each complainant in the period from 1953 to the 1990s.
The conductor Lothar Zagrosek is among those who suffered at Regensburg.
The church’s offer follows an unequivocal public investigation into the school.