Sexual abuse of 450 Catholic priests, 2000 children; 696 page report created uproar in the world - Newztezz Online


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Sexual abuse of 450 Catholic priests, 2000 children; 696 page report created uproar in the world

A report on sexual abuse of children exposed on Tuesday has created a sensation in the world. Because in this investigative report, sexual abuse of about 2000 children has been revealed in 70 years. That too by the Catholic clerics based there in Illinois.

A sensational investigative report has created a furore in the world. Quoting this report, it has been revealed that in the last 7 decades (about 70 years), Catholic clerics-priests have sexually abused about 2000 children in Illinois. This report was released by Kwame Raoul Attorney General of the Office of Illinois on Tuesday.

According to the report, 1997 children who were sexually abused in the last 70 years. The number of priests/clerics-members who made them victims has come out to be around 450. The publication of this investigative report has created a stir among Catholic priests all over the world. They do not understand how to react to this report.

Stirred by the report of 696 pages

According to media reports, the report released on Tuesday, which has caused worldwide uproar, is of about 696 pages. In this sensational investigative report, the details of every decade passed in the last 70 years have been given. In the report, it has been disclosed in detail that what kind of child sexual abuse/violence was carried out in the last seven decades. It is important to mention here that the Catholic Diocese of Illinois includes the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield. The report itself suggests that based on the report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, the investigation began in late 2018.

Sexual abuse of children continued for seven decades

It was revealed in that investigation that more than 300 Catholic clerics (Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clerics) had abused more than 1000 children in the Commonwealth over a period of more than 70 years. While making this sensational report public on Tuesday, Raul said, “The purpose of the investigation was to achieve two goals. First, prepare a prior accounting of proven child sexual abuse. Making the misdeeds of miscreants common through reports. Secondly, to heal the wounds of the survivors (victims/victims). Not by scratching their wounds and making them an object of social ridicule.

Thousands of Diocesan files combed through

This sensational report itself reveals that, during the course of the investigation, lawyers and investigators went through thousands of diocesan files. He did an in-depth review of over 1 lakh pages of documents kept by the dioceses. In an effort to dig out the truth related to these heinous activities that have been going on for 70 years, these investigation teams also held open talks with the diocesan leadership and representatives for many hours. So that more and more truth can come in front of the world.

Anger among people after the report

Kwame Raoul, the Attorney General of Illinois' office, who exposed the report after it was prepared, says, “I was brought up in the Catholic Church. My children were also sent to study in Catholic schools. I believe that churches are made to support and help the vulnerable population. But after the kind of shameful reports that have come out, these Catholic institutions, which have been laid bare, need to be held accountable in today's worse and treacherous conditions.

Following this report, the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield have also issued a joint statement. Archbishop of Chicago and Metropolitan of the Diocese of Chicago Cardinal Blaise J. Cupich says, “The Catholic Church in Illinois has been at the forefront of tackling the sexual abuse of minors for many years. Working together at this time in the Illinois Attorney General's Office, the leaders of all six Illinois dioceses have sought to clarify and update our perspective in this area, taking into account our lived experiences and best practices.” Continuing his point, he has further said that, “Our common goal in doing this is to ensure that we can provide immediate assistance to the people affected by this tragedy. And implement joint effective measures to stop this evil as soon as possible.

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