Institutional Dutch Catholic abuse ‘affected thousands’

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Dec 172011
 
Institutional Dutch Catholic abuse 'affected thousands'

      Allegations of abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions multiplied after ex-pupils at a school came forward Tens of thousands of children have suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945, a report says. The report by an independent commission said Catholic officials had failed to tackle the widespread abuse at schools, seminaries and orphanages. But the report also found that one in five children who attended an institution suffered abuse – regardless of whether it was Catholic. “This episode fills us with […]

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