It seems there is no country where children are safe from paedophile Catholic priests . In Holland a new official report has been released which claims tens of thousands of children were subjected to abuse from the priests .
From the BBC News website :
The commission, which began work in August 2010, sought to uncover what had gone on and how it had happened, and examined what kind of justice should be offered to victims.
It was triggered by allegations of abuse at a Catholic school in the east Netherlands, which prompted other alleged victims to come forward.
It studied 1,800 complaints of abuse at Catholic institutions, identifying 800 alleged perpetrators, just over 100 of whom are still alive.
It also conducted a broader survey of more than 34,000 people, to gain a more comprehensive picture of the scale and nature of abuse suffered by Dutch minors.
“The problem of sexual abuse was known… but the appropriate actions were not undertaken”
The report estimates that 10,000-20,000 minors were abused in the care of Catholic institutions between 1945 and 1981, when the number of Church-run homes dropped. In the years between 1981 and 2011, several more thousands suffered at the hands of priests and others working for the Church.
Most of the cases involved mild to moderate abuse, such as touching, but the report estimated there were “several thousand” instances of rape.
I know everytime a new report is released about abuse from Catholic priests, I ask the same question – when will the police knock on the doors of the Vatican and start asking serious questions ?
For those who have brains and influence, the evidence of an official cover up is contained in the Crimine Solicitationies, as the very same actions were taken as outlined in this Papal edict .
To read the full report click BBC News .