The Philadelphia Archdiocese has placed three priests on leave and ordered the re-examination of cases involving more than 30 other priests amid allegations of child sex abuse detailed in a grand jury report. “Many people of faith and in the community at large think that the archdiocese does not understand the gravity of child sexual abuse,” Cardinal Justin Rigali of the Philadelphia Archdiocese said in a statement to reporters. “We do. The task before us now is to recognize where we have fallen short and to let our actions speak to our resolve.”
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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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