The French Catholic Church has had an estimated 3,000 paedophiles in its ranks over the previous 70 years, the top of an impartial fee investigating the intercourse abuse scandal mentioned in an interview printed on Sunday.
“We have now estimated the quantity as standing at 3,000, out of 115,000 clergymen and non secular officers, going again to the Nineteen Fifties,” fee head Jean-Marc Sauve informed the Journal du Dimanche paper.
A spokesperson representing the French Catholic Bishops’ Convention declined to touch upon Sauve’s remarks. The fee is because of publish its findings on Tuesday.
The Roman Catholic Church has been hit worldwide by sexual abuse scandals, typically involving kids, over the previous 20 years.