Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Says 1,000 Children Were Sexually Abused by Catholic Priests

Headline Roundup August 15th, 2018

A Pennsylvania grand jury report says that over 1,000 children were sexually abused by roughly 300 priests, while senior church officials and the Vatican worked to cover up the complaints.

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Says 1,000 Children Were Sexually Abused by Catholic Priests

From the Center
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A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

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From the Right
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A landmark grand jury report says hundreds of priests preyed on boys and girls in six Pennsylvania dioceses, where at least 1,000 were sexually assaulted over decades as top church officials, including Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, and the Vatican systematically worked to cover it up.

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From the Left
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A Pennsylvania grand jury report spanning over 1,300 pages was released on Tuesday, detailing various sexual abuses that occurred in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including one instance in which a priest received a letter of reference for a job at Walt Disney World after he quit following abuse claims.

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