The Pennsylvania grand jury report says the Catholic Church covered up more than 1,000 instances of child sexual abuse by over 300 priests in a time span of seventy years (more video below).
The report follows a nearly two-year-long investigation by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Victims’ attorney Mitchell Garabedian described the horrific nightmare allegedly perpetrated by the Catholic Church on MSNBC:
It’s criminality, criminality through and through. You’re dealing with an international criminal enterprise.
You have the most prestigious, powerful, influential institution in the world — the Catholic Church — allowing the wholesale sexual abuse of children.
Supervisors turned their backs on innocent children, pedophile priests sexually abused innocent children and the Vatican knew about it, cardinals knew about it.
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle — who has two children attending Catholic school — asked sexual abuse survivor Shaun Dougherty if this scandal would be enough to rock the Catholic Church, and Dougherty replied:
If it doesn’t, I’m giving up. I mean, what else do you have to do? Do you have to walk in, kick the door in, bring the cameras and catch him in a hotel in Times Square? These guys are just like single guys trying to score on the weekend,
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