Friday, December 15, 2017

Australia abuse report blames ‘catastrophic failure’ of Catholic Church leadership

Australia abuse report blames ‘catastrophic failure’ of Catholic Church leadership

The Tablet

Of all the survivors who reported abuse in religious institutions, more than 60 per cent said it had happened at the hands of the Catholic Church. The report said the Church had demonstrated “catastrophic failures of leadership”, particularly before the 1990s. The average age of abuse victims at Catholic institutions was 11 years old.