A chilling report from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The RC church hierarchy knew about the sexual abuse of children in the late 1950s by priests and workers in church run homes and institutions which continued into the 1960s and 70s - and failed to act. The excuse has been that they didn't know anything about it. New evidence - a letter in the church archives, written in 1958, reveals that they did know. And church authorities did act - they took a
conscious decision not to do anything to remove the offending
priests and workers in the homes. It was more about protecting the
clergy rather than the children!
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