More than 3,000 paedophile clergy active in Church in France since 1950s report estimates

More than 3,000 paedophile clergy active in Church in France since 1950s report estimates A statue of Mary and the Christ Child is pictured inside St. Martin Church near Nantes, France. Photo: CNS
An independent commission set up to measure the extent of abuse committed by Church members has estimated that over 3,000 paedophiles, out of a total of 115,000 priests, were actively engaged in ministry with the Church between 1950 to the present day. The 2,500-page report, which was commissioned by the French Catholic Church in 2018,…
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