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Report finds 216,000 children were victims of French clergy sex abuse since 1950 By Reuters


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PARIS (Reuters). – A French Catholic Church investigation found that approximately 216,000 children have been victims of sexual abuse since 1950. Jean-March Sauve was the head of the inquiry that compiled this report.

France’s scandal is not the first to rock the Roman Catholic Church. The Church has suffered from numerous sexual abuse scandals, many of which involve children, for the last 20 years.

In 2018, French Catholic bishops created the commission in order to expose abuses and to restore confidence in the Church during a time when congregations are shrinking. The commission has been independent of the Church.

Sauve stated that the problem is still present at an online public presentation. Sauve said that until 2000, the Church showed indifference towards victims.

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