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Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church

According to various news outlets, a new report specifies that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania shows that more than 300 “predator priests” have been accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.

“We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands,” the grand jury report says.

The reports details “investigates clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses dating back to 1947. Pennsylvania’s two other dioceses, Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, were the subjects of earlier grand jury reports, which found similarly damaging information about clergy and bishops in those dioceses,” according to a CNN report.

“There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale,” the grand jurors wrote in Tuesday’s report.
“For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.”
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