Up To 20,000 Children Abused By 800 Catholic Priests


“The problem of sexual abuse was known in the orders and dioceses of the Dutch Catholic Church,” the inquiry concluded. “No adequate action was taken, nor was sufficient attention devoted to victims.”

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…The 1,100-page Deetman report estimated that one in five children in Catholic school institutions between 1945 and 1985 suffered abuse, twice the average level in the general Dutch population.

Dutch Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Exposed As Inquiry Says Up To 20,000 Were Victims (Bruno Waterfield, Telegraph)