THE resignation of a church-appointed child abuse commission in Belgium has left the Vatican reeling from widening pedophile scandals. A war of words broke out between the Vatican and Brussels after the Pope condemned as deplorable the seizure by police of the commission’s files, and the detention of nine bishops for an entire day last week.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke out again yesterday, warning an Austrian cardinal against repeating accusations that a senior Italian cardinal covered up child abuse claims at the highest level.
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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