The news is out: [Catholic Church abuse allegations have almost doubled in five years, a report has revealed.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) published its annual report amid calls for the Church to do more to encourage people to report abuse, including historic allegations.
The report found a substantial rise in the number of people against whom allegations or concerns were raised, increasing from 125 in 2018 to 162 in 2019. By comparison, 118 people had allegations made against them in 2017, and 91 in 2015.
It also found that the number of people accused of abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales soared by 29 per cent in just 12 months, with almost three out of four of the alleged abusers being priests.
Responding to the report, a survivor of abuse within the Catholic Church, who gave evidence to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the figures as “disgraceful”.
“What it shows is there’s a need for mandatory reporting, but more than that, there needs to be independent oversight because the Church can’t be trusted to police itself and that’s what these figures are showing.”]
God chose his goons to be in his image. King James Version; Numbers 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.