French Catholic clergy sexually abused 330,000 children: Report
Al Jazeera, 05 Oct 2021
After nearly three years investigating the French Catholic Church, an independent commission says about 330,000 children were victims of sexual abuse over 70 years.
The landmark report says about 3,000 child abusers, two-thirds of whom were priests, operated within the church since the 1950s.
The report details what it calls the “complete indifference” on the part of the church towards the victims.
Catholic bishops in France called for an independent inquiry in 2018, to shed light on past abuses.
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