Catholic priests sexually abused children for decades at school

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...y-iicsa-report

Makes for grim reading.

Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon, who represents seven victims of abuse at St Benedict’s, said: “This report reveals an utterly damning litany of abuse at the school and abbey over many decades, and exposes how senior Benedictine leaders both perpetrated abuse and then covered it up, with the assistance and complicity of the wider Catholic church.

“This complicity continues today with the Vatican’s continuing refusal to cooperate with this inquiry.

“The Catholic church needs to be held accountable for its criminality, but unless and until we have a mandatory reporting law, requiring knowledge or suspicion of abuse to be reported on pain of criminal prosecution, these cover-ups will continue. I urge the inquiry in its final recommendations to demand such a law without delay.”
Sadly this is a pattern that has been repeated in so many other situations both in the UK and around the world. The Catholic Church and other organisations will happily cover up such evil to protect their reputation. In doing so, they become complicit.
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news like this is why my mother refused to allow me to attend a sleepover at church back when I was younger.

there's this stupid habit these sort of people have to sweep stuff under the rug as if God can't see them, idiots.
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This abuse is absolutely disgusting and institutional and a stain which will remain on the Catholic Church for the foreseeable future, especially on their slow acceptance and inaction.
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So much for priestly celibacy.
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(Original post by Good bloke)
So much for priestly celibacy.
and clearly it doesn't work
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