This week, the tracks of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy led back to the Vatican. Thanks to Irish broadcaster RTE, a part of the story never quite nailed down before has finally been published. A 1997 letter signed by the late Archbishop Luciano Storero advised Ireland’s bishops against “mandatory” reporting of sex abuse cases to civil authorities. He wrote that canon law “must be meticulously followed” which meant not referring sex abuse cases to police.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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