An audit of how the Christian Brothers dealt with abuse allegations has found only 12 brothers were convicted of crimes between 1975 and today.
It revealed allegations were made against 325 brothers – only 50 of whom are still alive – with 870 complaints of abuse in the 38-year period.
It described the level of abuse from members of the order as substantial.
And it warned: “The number of convictions by the courts, compared to the numbers accused of child abuse, is significantly small.”
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