330,000 Minors Victims Of Sex Abuse In Catholic Church


The commission’s head, Jean-March Sauvé, noted that the church not only failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse but also turned a blind eye, failing to report abuse and sometimes knowingly putting children in touch with predators.

The commission has called on the French state to help compensate the victims of abuse, especially in cases that are too old to prosecute in court.


The head of the French bishop’s conference sought forgiveness from the victims and said the body will meet later on Tuesday to discuss its next steps.



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