Some 216,000 children have been sexually abused by members of the French Catholic clergy since 1950, an independent inquiry has found.

I cannot overstate how much damage this does to the Church.

Of course, Catholics tend to immediately engage in damage limitation when confronted with facts like this suggesting that abuse is a part of much of societies institutions historically and that the proportion of priests who abuse is far lower in the Church than it is in wider society. 

Praise the Lord

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