In a report published in the past days, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court announced that an important number of their pointed out that around 300 catholic priests are responsible for the molestation of over 1,000 minors that live in the state.
According to the report, many of the children where manipulated into practicing sexual acts on their aggressors. It was also specified that, in other cases, children were inappropriately touched after ingesting alcohol.
The report, which boasts over 1,300 pages in its length, describes how the children, mostly males, were orally and anally raped. In the case of girls, signs of vaginal penetration were also found.
Many of the cases in the report are over 70 years old, and, according to Josh Shapiro, the state’s Head Prosecutor, all this time, the higher-ups both in the church and the Vatican itself have been covering up these atrocities.
The jury announced the details of the way the report was created, pointing out that the testimony of both witnesses and victims were heard, internally checking the gathered information for over 16 years.
For the American people, but especially Pennsylvania’s, these are extremely disturbing news. Especially considering how over 3 million Catholics live in the Pennsylvania state.