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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

How many catholic priests have been hidden from justice when they abused children?

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  • 1 month ago
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    I'd wager thousands, it sounds high, but then again the extent of the abuse is large.

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  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    We shall never know. THis has been going on for hundreds of years.

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  • Jake
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    1 month ago

    Most Catholic priests are not child molesters and most of the ones who've been accused of sex with minors were accused of sexual sins with girls who were juniors/seniors in high school, thus above the legal age of consent in most states, not that people should be doing sexual things outside of marriage.

    • catbalou8
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      1 month agoReport

      @Jake: It is true that most Catholic priests are not child molesters, but there have been THOUSANDS of abusers over the years, which is utterly despicable. Who told you that the "sexual sins" were mostly girls? That's utter bullshit. Most have been boys. Educate yourself instead of spreading lies. 

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  • 1 month ago

    No one on Earth knows the answer to that question.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Best estimate is 40% but may be as high as 60%

    You also have to remember the Roman Catholic Grooming Gang is not alone in this.

    JWs, Mormons, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians etc are all guilty of covering up the crimes against the thousands or even millions of children who have been RAPED by so called religious leaders.

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  • 1 month ago

    "For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all" (Luke 8:17).

    They're going to PAY before they leave this world and PAY DEARLY on the other side!

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  • Jeff
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    All of them - or at least, the church tried to hide all of them.

    The filthy, foul, evil Pedophile Child-Raping Catholic Cult.

    • Jeff
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      1 month agoReport

      The Dept of Justice states that the real number of suspects and victims, when including the numbers of cases not reported and covered-up, is 4-5 times the number they KNOW about.

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  • 1 month ago

    According to one source I've read,11,700 of the 117,000 priests who served in the U.S. since 1950 have abused children. That's 10 per cent. And that's only in the U.S. Further, this data represents only the ones who were caught. So despicable. 

    • Jeff
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      1 month agoReport

      Yep, even the Dept of Justice states that the real number of suspects and victims, when including the numbers of cases not reported and covered-up, is 4-5 times the number they KNOW about.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Who can say? They were hidden.

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