Tuesday, 24th Aug 2010
The cost.A reality check
Beyond Belief covers many aspects of the crime of clerical sexual abuse. These include the history,the
lies and secret system of cover-up that reaches to the highest level . It implicated the late Pope John
Paul II. It implicates his successor Pope Benedict XVI.
The financial cost to the United States Church alone since the conspiracy began to unravel in 1983 is $6 billion and rising. The additional global cost over the same period is in excess of a further $4 billion.
The spiritual cost is far greater. Sexual abuse of any kind, by a priest is an act that both physically and
spiritually is nothing less than the rape of the victim.
To be continued.
David A. Yallop.
Posted by David on Tuesday, 24th Aug 2010