French ‘Spotlight’ investigation accuses Catholic bishops of sex abuse zcover-up – Christian Today


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A provocative French TV investigation has accused several Catholic bishops of protecting alleged clerical sex abusers in France in the past 50 years. The France 2 programme has been described as ‘a French Spotlight’, comparing it to the famous Boston Globe investigation that unveiled a systemic clerical sex abuse scandal in 2002. The French broadcast reported the findings of a year-long inquiry which found 339 victims of sex abuse by priests. 228 of the victims were under 15 at the time, and only 165 of the cases were reported to civil authorities. Read More…