Almost 400 Minors Were Abused By Polish Clergy Since 1990 - Polish Catholic Church

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Almost 400 Minors Were Abused by Polish Clergy Since 1990 - Polish Catholic Church

As many as 382 minors were sexually abused by clergy in Polish churches since 1990, a representative of the Polish Catholic Church's statistics institute said on Thursday, citing the results of a recent investigation by the church

WARSAW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) As many as 382 minors were sexually abused by clergy in Polish churches since 1990, a representative of the Polish Catholic Church's statistics institute said on Thursday, citing the results of a recent investigation by the church.

"The episcopate has received 382 reports about abuse of minors since 1990," the representative said at a press conference in the Polish capital.

He specified that 41.6 percent of the reports had been submitted by the victims.

In 198 cases the victims were aged less then 15, and in over 58 percent of all the cases the victims were male.

Investigation into child abuse by clergy has recently been carried out in a number of countries, including Chile, the United States, Germany and Australia.

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