Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Church 'failed to halt child abuse'

The Catholic Church was aware long-term sex offenders were repeatedly abusing children while working in Ireland's church and state-run institutions, a damning report has revealed.

The Child Abuse Commission detailed a catalogue of disturbing and chronic sexual, physical and emotional abuse inflicted on thousands of disadvantaged, neglected and abandoned children by both religious and lay staff over the last 70 years.

The dangers to the children were not taken into account, the inquiry found.


See also:

  1. Hundreds of Catholic priests 'to be implicated in child abuse report'
  2. What's the Catholic Church all about? 
  3. The Rwandan genocide and the Catholic Church that looked the other way...

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