French Priests sexually abused nearly 330,000 children since 1950. The victims have accused the church, saying it was a deviant crime by the church against humanity that can never be forgotten.
A very horrifying report by French Authorities finds there were nearly 330,000 cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Reports that most of these children were victims of rape cases for over 70years. Unfortunately, the Church covered up all these atrocities to ‘protect the Church’s image and public reputation since 1950’ it says. The report reveals how young girls have been raped by “these pedophilia acts by the Catholic clergy in France.
The number is 216,000 children in Catholic churches according to the investigation but extending the number to Catholic Schools take it to 330,000. The findings exposed up to 3,200 abusers that have put these children in harms way for over seven decades.
Commission President Jean-Marc Sauve addressed the tragic news in Paris.
“Faced with this scourge, for a very long time the Catholic Church’s immediate reaction was to protect itself as an institution and it has shown complete, even cruel, indifference to those having suffered abuse” The report read.
Leader of the church, Pope Francis expressed gratitude to victims for having the courage to come forward to tell their stories. Vatican released a statement on the sad news revealing how the church was ashamed ‘but it was time for everyone to know the light ‘
They have called for major reforms of the church. Reports that most these children were between the ages of 10-13 both boys and girls. Read more on CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6199877?__twitter_impression=true
Source: CBC news