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EVERYONE Associated With the Catholic Church Should Hang Their Heads in SHAME!!!!

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Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission: recommendations and statistics at a glance....


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Animae C (507)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 7:34 pm
Key recommendations ;

The royal commission’s final report (pdf) has made 189 new recommendations, including:

* The federal government should establish a National Office for Child Safety, sitting within the department of prime minister and cabinet. Its first job should be to develop a national framework to prevent child sexual abuse.
* The federal government should create a portfolio overseeing policy towards children
* All institutions should implement a list of child safe standards identified by the royal commission, to be enforced by federal, state and territory governments
* Parish priests should no longer be the employers of principals and teachers in Catholic schools
* There should be no exemption to mandatory reporting for child sexual abuse disclosed during a religious confession
* The Australian Catholic bishops conference should request the Holy See to amend a series of church laws relating to child sexual abuse, including removing the requirement to destroy documents under certain circumstances, and to consider introducing voluntary celibacy for diocesan clergy
* Anglican bishops should be accountable to an appropriate body in relation to their response to complaints of child sexual abuse
* Federal, state and territory governments should make laws to protect people who report child sexual abuse in good faith
* Institutions that engage in child-related work should retain records relating to child sexual abuse for at least 45 years
* The government should conduct and publish regular surveys on the extent of maltreatment of children in institutional and non-institutional contexts
* The federal government should establish and fund a legal advice and referral service for victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Animae C (507)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 7:38 pm

Some statistics published by the royal commission vary slightly.
These are sourced from the final information update.

* The royal commission heard evidence from almost 8,000 witnesses in private sessions, received 1,344 written accounts and held 444 days of public hearings

* The evidence related to 3,489 institutions

* Most survivors (63.6%) were male

* 93.8% were abused by a male

* 83.8% of survivors said they were abused by an adult

* More than half of survivors were between 10 and 14 when they were first abused. The average age of victims when first abused was 10.4 years

* The average age of survivors at the time of their private session was 52. The youngest to attend a private session was seven; the oldest was 93

* More than a third (36.3%) said they were abused by multiple perpetrators

* Child sexual abuse experienced in institutions continued for an average of 2.2 years

* Abuse took place most commonly in an institution managed by a religious organisation (reported by 58.1% of survivors). Government-run institutions accounted for 32.5% and non-government, non-religious institutions for 10.5%.

* Of those abused in a religious institution,
61.4% were in a Catholic institution, 14.8% Anglican, 7.2% Salvation Army and the rest in various denominations

* As a proportion of all survivors, 35.7% were in a Catholic institution and 8.6% in an Anglican institution

* More than one in three survivors (35.2%) said they were sexually abused in out-of-home care, primarily residential institutions such as children’s homes

* Just under one-third (31.6%) said they were abused in a school, and 14.6% said they were abused while involved in religious activities, such as attending a church or seminary

* The most common occupations of those identified as perpetrators were a person in religious ministry (31.8%), teacher (20.4%), residential care worker (13.5%) and foster carer (11.3%)

* More than one in five survivors (21%) said they were sexually abused in more than one institution.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represented 14.9% of survivors

* 4.2% of survivors had a disability at the time of the abuse

* More than one in 10 of the survivors who gave evidence were in prison at the time of their private session


Animae C (507)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 7:46 pm
THIS is in Australia
our population is 24,770,088!

Just imagine for a moment what the statistics would be for ;

the USA with a population of 325,445,377

Or Europe, population 742,339,710

Animae C (507)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 7:52 pm
The church has already come forward & OPPOSED recommendations!!!!
HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!!!!

NO MORE protection by the church for its sexual predators of our children!!!
Hand them over to THE LAW OF THE LAND!!!!

i am really ANGRY!!!!

Tania N (883)
Saturday December 16, 2017, 11:30 pm

MmAway M (514)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 12:27 am
"The average age of survivors at the time of their private session was 52. The youngest to attend a private session was seven; the oldest was 93"


Past Member (0)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 5:22 am
The catholic church protects their child abusers instead to punish them. I can't remember ANY case, in which someone really was punished in an approppriate way for the crime he did! To say "I'm sorry" is far not enough - because with their doings they mostly damaged the whole life of the victims to the fullest - and, this form of hypocriy really disgusts me!!!

Ben O (140)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 6:19 am
I have no words, I just don't... : ~ (

Ben O (140)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 6:21 am
Or, should I say that I'm not allowed to use the words I would like too... DAMMIT!!!!!

Scooby Snacks (96)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 6:39 am
Also, in confessions the Catholic priests want to be silent over any confessions to protect them, disgusting behaviour

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 6:44 am
Noted, Thanks

Darren W (218)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 7:43 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Lone F (65)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 9:11 am
Unfortunately this takes place all over the world - Agree with Kalliope!

Thanks for sharing dear AniMae

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 4:04 pm
Noted, Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 4:41 pm
Disgusting the way the Catholic church has allowed these abusive actions to go on so long and has done nothing to punish these priests. I know that is one of the reasons I stopped going to mass. No way was I going to continue going, donating my time and money to ones who did such awful/sinful acts. I'd rather read the bible and pray at home than to go into the house of sinners. Thanks Animae

Animae C (507)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 9:17 pm
Very well said Colleen, if everyone did that we'd have a better, safer & less exploited world!

Melania P (123)
Monday December 18, 2017, 9:56 am
Don't get me started on the Catholic Church.....

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday December 18, 2017, 1:14 pm
While I support voluntary celibacy, anyone who thinks that making celibacy voluntary would do anything to reduce child sexual abuse does not understand pedophilia (or hebephilia or ephebophilia, if one wants to get technical.) Having a wife will not stop or even slow down a pedophile. And some other recommendations are also unlikely to have the desired effect. This IMO is an issue which needs a lot more light and less heat, unpopular though that may make me.

Richard A (2)
Monday December 18, 2017, 4:10 pm
The Catholic Church; Longtime protectors of sexual predators, standing between a person and their God.

Sheila D (28)
Monday December 18, 2017, 6:42 pm
Sadly, this has happened all over the world. I agree with Joanne regarding marriage as opposed to celibacy for priests. Personally, I think the way it's set up now encourages pedophiles to join as they could get away with just about anything for so long. Not anymore. Thanks for the post, Animae.

Freya H (358)
Monday December 18, 2017, 6:44 pm
No doubt that this abuse has been going on for a long time. A VERY long time. The Church of Rome has a legion of skeletons in its closet.

Miss You All Dearly (67)
Monday December 18, 2017, 11:39 pm
So true Animae.....the Royal Commission was far reaching......not just limited to Churches.......Government run Institution as well.......and yes the Catholic Church was the worst offender......and they won't give up their own... ust like this orginization

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 12:56 am
Yes Kalliope. The situation is even worse in my country-Italy- as we have the Vatican ruling the Catholic Church... and my country. The Vatican even helped many Nazi criminals helped to flee towards South America and live quietly until their death; many of those who had escaped were never condamned for they did.

Animae C (507)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 3:26 am
Very true Joanne, as you know i speak from experience when i say, a pedophile having a wife will not stop or even slow him down!!

Animae C (507)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 3:28 am
Thank you all for your understanding comments!

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 8:49 am
great article, thanks :)

Marija M (28)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 1:54 pm
You are right Freya, I agree with you.

Joy M (168)
Tuesday December 19, 2017, 5:30 pm
Disgusting!! noted..

Harry Knapp (0)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 3:21 am
The Catholic Church is a homosexual organized crime syndicate.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 8:33 am
sexual abuses are horrible

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Friday December 22, 2017, 10:00 am
For shame!

Roberta Z (16)
Saturday December 23, 2017, 9:43 am
Church officials should be held accountable for the crimes they commit, just like any other citizen. If you let a pervert get away with it, they'll go out and do it over and over again until they're caught or they die.

Nita L (125)
Saturday December 23, 2017, 12:55 pm
Disgusting. Shared to get the word out. Thank you Animae.

valda p (0)
Monday December 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Why did the Royal Commission into child abuse investigate all complaints but ignored the women and girls of Islam? it is no secret the beliefs ,teachings and practice of Islam ,child marriage,which is pedophilia in Western countries ,FGM which is being done and reported to police bur not being investigated according to those who made the complaints,an investigation should be made into why the Commission ignored their pleas for help.

Miss You All Dearly (67)
Friday December 29, 2017, 2:36 am
Good question valda does seem like Islam was missed but was it really.... there are specific laws re: child marriages and FGM which the AFP have investiaged and charged many for both here in Australia .....and if we are talking about GM what about MGM which flys under the radar as well........."Leave the Children Alone" I Religion has the Right to proform.....these mutilations on either girls or boys... all
those reponsible.........should be locked up
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