France: Some 3,200 Catholic priests and clerics sexually abused 216,000 minors since 1950, inquiry finds

Some 216,000 children have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found. The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a “cruel indifference towards the victims”. Pope Francis “felt pain” on hearing about the inquiry’s […]