• Chilling 1,356-page grand jury report documents allegations about how the Catholic Church followed 'a playbook for concealing the truth' that 300 'predator priests' sexually abused at least 1,000 children

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A grand jury in Pennsylvania released a 1,300-word report Tuesday detailing allegations about the Roman Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse of nearly 1,000 children by 300 "predator priests."
    The report details what investigators described in the report as a "a playbook for concealing the truth" that was used by officials to cover up 70 years of abuse of children by 300 Roman Catholic priests.
    Across files from six dioceses, special agents identified several patterns using special language and illegitimate investigations to downplay accusations and protect the...
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  • Priests Produced Child Pornography on Church Property, Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report States

    Priests Produced Child Pornography on Church Property, Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report States

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Among the horrific revelations of a 1,356-page Pennsylvania grand jury report that found more than 1,000 identifiable child victims were abused by over 300 Catholic priests, one stands out starkly: Priests allegedly used church property to product child pornography.
    With one priest, George Zirwas, the grand jury says his diocese knew of complaints starting in 1987 that he purportedly sexually abused children. Zirwas was shuffled among positions until he was placed on “personal leave” in 1995, which lasted until he was murdered in Havana, Cuba, in May 2001. The report claims Zirwas and...
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