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Horror as French reveal more than 200,000 clergy abuse victims within Catholic Church

French Catholic clergy sexually abused 330,000 children:

Report The landmark report says about 3,000 child abusers, two-thirds of whom were priests, operated within the church since the 1950s.

  • Christian Lowe
  • The New Daily
  • Reuters

An investigation into sexual abuse in the French Catholic Church has found that an estimated 216,000 children were victims of abuse by clergy since 1950, says Jean-Marc Sauve, head of the commission that compiled the report.

The revelations in France are the latest to rock the Roman Catholic Church, after a series of sexual abuse scandals around the world, often involving children, over the past 20 years.

The abuse was systemic, Mr Sauve said at a…

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