French Catholic Church enquiry uncovers thousands of pedophiles since 1950
Report due Tuesday to detail ‘institutional and cultural’ mechanisms that allowed offenders to stay in place, enquiry’s head says.
The Bishops’ Conference of France decided to launch the commission in 2018, following repeated scandals.
The 2,500-page report is the result of interviews with witnesses and the research of church, court and police archives. It will offer estimates of the number of offenders and victims and detail “institutional and cultural” mechanisms that allowed offenders to stay in place, Sauvé said.