Thousands of Pedophile Priests Abused Over 200,000 Children in French Catholic Church

A Catholic leader in France has described the “shame” of revelations that those working for the church had abused hundreds of thousands of children over more than seven decades.

The findings of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (CIASE) detailed widespread abuse that stretched back to 1950.

In presenting the commission’s findings which followed an investigation lasting two-and-a-half years, CIASE president Jean-Marc Sauvé said on Tuesday that 216,000 people had been abused by priests and other members of the clergy.

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