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  • The Catholic Church and victims of clerical sexual offenses

A report from the Institute of Statistics of the Catholic Church, based on the answers to a questionnaire received from all the 41 dioceses in Poland as well as religious congregations, has been issued this year. The report covers the period from January 1, 1990 to June 30, 2018. During the 28 years covered, "there were 382 total reported cases of sexual abuse of minors (up to the age of 18) in all dioceses and convents". 625 minors (including 345 under 15 years of age) have been the victims of clerical sexual offences, although the authors of the report stipulate that some of this number are yet unconfirmed cases.
This report comes at the same time as the broadcasting of a shocking film about paedophilia in the Polish Church. The documentary film "Do not tell anyone" by Tomasz and Marek Sekielski, presenting cases of paedophiles in the Polish Church, was published on the Internet on May 11. Millions of Poles have already seen it.

D 18 novembre 2019   

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