Italy church abuse study slammed for ‘unsatisfactory’ scope – DW – 11/17/2022

The Italian Catholic Church released its first accounting of clergy sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable individuals on Thursday.

The 41-page report found 89 presumed victims and accused 68 people, but only covered the years 2020 and 2021. A second report going back to 2000 has been promised, but it remains unclear when it will be released. 

Most victims were between the ages of 15-18 when the abuse took place, the report stated.

Sixteen of the victims were adults that the church considered as “vulnerable.” The claims involved inappropriate language, behavior and touching. 

In the course of the press conference, senior church officials revealed they are researching 613 sexual abuse cases that have been filed with the Vatican since the year 2000.

The report presented on…

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