French clergy sexually abused ‘over 200,000 children’ since 1950
Al Jazeera, 05 Oct 2021
An investigation into alleged sex abuse of children and young people by French Catholic priests, deacons and other clergy has found about 216,000 victims of paedophilia from 1950 to 2020.
When lay members of the Church, such as teachers at Catholic schools are included, the number of child victims climbs to 330,000 across the seven-decade period.
The landmark report, released on Tuesday follows widespread outrage about a string of paedophilia claims and prosecutions of Church officials worldwide.
Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports.
- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish
- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera
- Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/