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muriel_volestrangler

(101,470 posts)
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 04:37 PM Oct 2023

Spanish Church sexual abuse affected 200,000 children, commission finds

More than 200,000 children are estimated to have suffered sexual abuse from Spain's Catholic clergy, an independent commission has found.

The details emerged from an unprecedented public investigation by Spain's ombudsman, who spoke of the "devastating impact" on victims.

Angel Gabilondo also criticised the Church for its inaction and attempts to cover up or deny the abuse.
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The 700-page report, which was ordered by Spain's Congress last year, reveals the result of a survey that the commission carried out on 800,000 members of the public.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67238572
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Spanish Church sexual abuse affected 200,000 children, commission finds (Original Post) muriel_volestrangler Oct 2023 OP
passing the plate for pedophiles Skittles Oct 2023 #1
Sorry, but yes edhopper Oct 2023 #2
Ah yes indeed rurallib Oct 2023 #3
And any donations edhopper Oct 2023 #4
Of course the gods care. You have to get it exactly right or eternal punishment for you. Voltaire2 Oct 2023 #5
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rurallib

(62,535 posts)
3. Ah yes indeed
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 06:17 PM
Oct 2023

I was told by a Catholic friend that leaving the church would not do a thing to heal the sexual assault - that I should stay and help fix the church.

I asked her if that in effect would give my approval to what they did? How stupid do you think I am?

edhopper

(33,747 posts)
4. And any donations
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 07:55 PM
Oct 2023

Would go to pay for the Priests crimes.
I am not telling people to stop believing in God, just quit this one club.
Do they really think God cares where they pray?

Voltaire2

(13,436 posts)
5. Of course the gods care. You have to get it exactly right or eternal punishment for you.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 09:52 AM
Oct 2023

The confusion is thinking that the gods are benevolent. They aren't. See the Book of Job for a clue. At least the Hellenes got this right. Their myths are filled with malevolent gods being quite awful and humans utterly unable to comply with their endless petty demands.

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