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''Massive crimes, atrocious offences': 216,000 children victims of French Catholic Church abuse

FRANCE24, 05 Oct 2021
French Catholic #clergy sexually abused some 216,000 minors from 1950 to 2020, a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up for decades by a "veil of silence", an independent commission said on Tuesday. Francois Devaux, head of a #victims' association, condemned a "deviant system" and called for a new "#Vatican III" council to chart a way forward.

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