DECADES OF ABUSE HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC EYE
wHY VICTIMS ARE COMING FORWARD
A groundbreaking court case out of Pennsylvania began to reveal the depth of abuse that took place within multiple Catholic churches across the states. In an attempt to encourage more victims to come forward, many states began increasing or removing their statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases.
In the court case, the jury reviewed over 2 million internal church documents. Now, the archdioceses of Philidelphia is being expected to pay $126 million in reparations. However, many believe that the numbers of abused children are far higher than what are showcased in the reports.
A JURY FINDS REPORTS OF MORE THAN 1,000 sEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS –
POPE FRANCIS PROMISES A "ZERO TOLERANCE" POLICY TOWARDS ABUSE –
THE AP® DISCOVERS THAT THE CHURCH DOES NOT MONITOR ACCUSED PRIESTS –
THE BOSTON GLOBE® RELEASES A STORY DETAILING SEXUAL ABUSE BY THE CHURCH –
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