Once again a post about paedophile Priests, on new reports just out about Holland and Belgium.
An independent Dutch inquiry into child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests said it found “tens of thousands” of victims since 1945, identifying 800 alleged perpetrators ( Priests ).
Tens of thousands of children were exposed to “mild, severe or very severe sexual behaviour” by clergy or lay workers in the Dutch Catholic Church over a 65-year period between 1945 and 2010, the commission said in its final report.
Most were priests, but the figure also includes lay workers. “Of these 800people, at least 105 are still alive.”
Claims of alleged sexual abuse examined by the inquiry went from “light physical contact to penetration.
Read the full report here Dutch abuse report
Also read the Belgium abuse report
What did the Catholic Church say.
Based on an examination of Church archives, the problem of sexual abuse had been “on the agenda of episcopal meetings” since the 1940s.
The Dutch Catholic Church knew what was happening and tried to resolve the problem, but the appropriate actions were never taken.
A taboo on discussing sexuality in society until the 1960s and the Catholic Church’s “closed” administrative structure were in part responsible for religious authorities’ passive response to the problem.
The Dutch bishops conference said that “many more steps have to follow” in the wake of the report, including “clear codes of conduct and prevention programmes” in the training of priests.
The Catholic Church has been rocked by revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children in several countries in recent years, including the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and Austria.
In 2004, a criminal inquiry established there were 4,400 paedophile priests in the United States between 1950 and 2002, putting the number of their child victims at 11,000.
Ireland, one of the most staunchly Catholic countries in Europe, has seen a series of crises, leading Pope Benedict XVI to publicly rebuke its bishops for a “breakdown of trust”.
A total of 14,500 Irish children are reported to have been victims of abuse by Priests.
What is the Catholic Church doing.
Offering people compensation and its not very much, and where are the Priests certainly not in jail serving a long sentance.
This may not be my last post on this subject, as these scum bag Priests are being found everywhere.