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Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 03:16 PM IST

French Catholic clergy sexually abused 216,000 minors in past 70 years: Report

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An independent inquiry into alleged sex abuse of minors by French Catholic priests, deacons and other clergy has revealed that thousands of cases of paedophilia were covered up over the last 70 years. The report finds that there were 216,000 victims of paedophilia between 1950 and 2020. The incidents were covered up for decades by a 'veil of silence' that protected French Catholic clergy.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 03:16 PM IST
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