An investigation found out that an estimate of 330000 children were found victims of sex abuse in the French Catholic Church. Within a time gap of 70 years which is between 1950 to 2020 this huge number is a matter of grave concern.
Jean-March Sauve is the head of the commission.The abuse was systemic, head of the commission Jean-March Sauve said at a public, online presentation of the report.Not only did the church not take the necessary measures to prevent abuse but also turned a blind eye, failing to report abuse and sometimes knowingly putting children in touch with predators, he said.Mr Sauve said the estimate on victim numbers, based on scientific research, includes abuses committed by priests and others clerics as well as by non-religious people involved in the church. He said about 80% are male victims.”The consequences are very serious,” he said. “About 60% of men and women who were sexually abused encounter major problems in their sentimental or sexual life”.
It is to be noted that investigation found out that two-third of the total abusers happen to be priests who worked in the church from 1950-2020
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