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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:43 PM

Polish Church says 382 minors abused by clergy from 1990-2018

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MARCH 14, 2019 / 10:37 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Polish Church says 382 minors abused by clergy from 1990-2018

Marcin Goclowski
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WARSAW (Reuters) - As many as 382 children were sexually abused by clergy in Poland between 1990 and 2018, according to findings presented on Thursday by the Polish Catholic Church in one of the most devout countries in Europe.

The report follows investigations into widespread abuse of minors by clergy in other countries - notably in Chile, the United States, Australia and Ireland - that have shaken the Roman Catholic Church to its foundations.

“This is an especially painful, tragic issue as it is connected with consecrated people, who devoted themselves to serving the church, other human beings. They have social trust and this social trust was so tragically violated,” Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski said at a news conference.

Polish bishops last year asked victims of past clerical abuse for forgiveness and began collecting data to “identify the causes of these deeds and assess their scale”.

The report said as many as 198 of the victims were below the age of 15.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-church-abuse/polish-church-says-382-minors-abused-by-clergy-from-1990-2018-idUSKCN1QV232

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Reply Polish Church says 382 minors abused by clergy from 1990-2018 (Original post)
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MineralMan Mar 14 #1
trotsky Mar 14 #2
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Voltaire2 Mar 14 #6
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:59 PM

1. Only 382? Why, that's not so many, really. What's the problem.

I mean how many children were abused by non-priests, after all? I mean lots of people sexually abuse children. Whataboutthat?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:01 PM

2. CHIIIIIIINAAAAA!

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:05 PM

4. Yes. Where are the statistics on atheistic government officials

in China sexually abusing children? Why are we not seeing those numbers?

(Note: I am deliberately including here, because if I don't, someone will, no doubt link to this post somewhere down the road and claim that I said atheists in China sexually abuse children.)

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:54 PM

5. More likely, it will be claimed you said it was impossible for an atheist to sexually abuse a child.

Not saying it won't be anyway (given some people's demonstrated behavior), but it's good to clarify.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:09 PM

6. 382 the church admits to.

As we’ve seen elsewhere this is generally the of top the iceberg.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:10 PM

7. The melting of the iceberg?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:15 PM

8. The tip melted off my post.

I hate my phone.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:16 PM

9. That's how icebergs melt - from the of top down.

I get it...

Don't change a thing.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. Sad

Very sad 😢.

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