4444 victims: extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed - The Guardian

Seven per cent of Australia's Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in the six decades since 1950, according to new data from the royal commission. On Monday the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse released ...and more »

Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved - BBC News

An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation's Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. In one religious order, over 40% of church figures were accused of abuse. Over 4,440 people claim ...and more »

Royal commission into child sexual abuse: 1880 alleged perpetrators identified in Catholic Church - ABC Online

More than 20 per cent of the members of some Catholic religious orders — including Marist Brothers and Christian Brothers — were allegedly involved in child sexual abuse, a royal commission hearing in Sydney has been told. Nearly 2,000 Catholic ...and more »

Catholic church doesn't understand toll of child sexual abuse, says US priest - The Guardian

Experts have been called this week to give insights into the Catholic church and the causes of the crisis to the royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse. Photograph: Joe Castro/AAP. Royal commission into institutional ...and more »

'Shocking' scale of Catholic Church sex crimes revealed - Aljazeera.com

More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia with few allegations pursued in cover-up drive. 06 Feb 2017 15:27 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social.and more »

Australian Catholic Church has abused thousands of children, inquiry finds - The Independent

The Australian Catholic Church was accused of giving "God a bad name" as it emerged that seven per cent of its priests had been accused of abuse between 1950 and 2010, but few cases were ever investigated. Francis Sullivan, head of the Catholic ...and more »

Victims say Catholic church data on child abuse underestimates scale of offending - The Guardian

The royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse identified 1,800 alleged abusers but victims' groups say the number is probably higher. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP. Royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual ...and more »

Inquiry hears 7pc of Australian Catholic priests were accused of sexual abuse - Irish Independent

Thousands of children reported sexual abuse at more than 1,000 Catholic institutions across Australia, an inquiry has been told. It was revealed that 7pc of priests in Australia's Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past ...and more »

1 in 14 Catholic priests accused of child abuse in Australia - The Times of Israel

Cardinal George Pell walks onto the stage for the opening mass for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, July 15, 2008. (AP/Rick Rycroft). Newsroom. Email the Newsroom · Facebook · Twitter. Related Topics. Catholic Church · child abuse · Australia ...and more »

Australian Catholic Church: 7 Percent Of Priests Sexually Abused Kids Over Decades - NPR

Seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia between 1950 and 2010 allegedly sexually abused children, according to data provided by church authorities in a major investigation. Australia is the latest country to unearth widespread, decades-long ...and more »