The Polish Bishops’ Conference said in its report that it found 382 clergy sexually abused a total of 624 victims, including 198 under 15 years of age and 184 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18. The statistical report which covers the period between 1990 and 2018, did not include the names of perpetrators. Archbishops speaking at the news conference insisted that paedophilia was not limited to the Catholic Church and that the majority of abuse took place in families. Liberal opposition politician Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, who was a key figure in the creation of the victims’ report, on Thursday said that the Polish church’s report “spat in the face” to victims. The report also names 24 Polish archbishops and bishops accused of covering up abuse.
Source: The Guardian March 14, 2019 18:45 UTC