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Poland s Catholic Church admits clergy sexually abused hundreds of children

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Mar 14, 2019 10:14 AM 1+ week ago

Poland's Catholic Church has released a report admitting hundreds of clergymen abused children between 1990 and 2018. Germany's top cardinal said the airing out of past wrongs needs to be a turning point for the church.

Poland's Catholic Church has published a report admitting that nearly 400 of its clergy had sexually abused children and minors over the last three decades.

The Polish Bishops' Conference said the statistical report, which covers the period between 1990 and 2018, found that 382 clergy sexually abused a total of 624 victims, including 198 under the age of 15 and 184 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18.

"We know that this is still only the tip of the iceberg," Jesuit Adam Zak, the Polish episcopate's coordinator for child protection and youth, told reporters at a press conference in Warsaw on ...

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