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Roman Catholic sex abuse cases by country - updated May 25, 2012. Wikipedia
Roman Catholic Priest sex abuse cases by country.
German Catholic priest has admitted to 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three
boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images --
including several of his victims were found on the priest's computer.
Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, told a court in Braunschweig
he did not think he was doing harm.
The first incident was with a nine-year old, the son of a widowed woman parishioner.
The priest grew close to the family, and would often take trips with the child, giving him
presents such as a camera and a mobile phone. When the mother grew suspicious,
she reported Fr. Andreas to the diocese, which forbade him from meeting the boy
Sweden - Diocese of Stockholm
One child was sexually abused by a priest several years in the late 1950s. When
the child raised the issue at the time, the priest was protected and the abuse
was kept quiet by the church. The victim finally reported the abuse to the
Stockholm diocese in December 2005. The victim demanded a public apology from
the church. In June 2007 Sweden's Catholic church made a public apology in two
In 2009 several people came forward with accusations of
sexual molestation against an Italian priest working in the country.
In 2010 a young woman alleged that a Catholic priest had undertaken
inappropriate sexual activity against her will, but the police and Church
authorities had failed to follow up the allegations
In 2011 a Dutch bishop was reported to be under probe over alleged sex abuse,
The Bishop was alleged to have abused a minor when he served as a priest in
Ngong diocese some 18 years prior to the report.
TanzaniaSt Michael's Catholic Boarding School, Soni, Tanzania
Fr Kit Cunningham together with
three other priests were exposed after Cunningham's death as
paedophiles Cunningham perpetrated sexual abuse that
made the school, according to one pupil, "a loveless, violent and sad hell hole".
Other pupils recall being photographed naked, hauled out of bed at night to have
their genitals fondled and other sexual abuse. Although known about by
the Rosminians before Cunningham's death in 2010, the abuse was only publicly
revealed by the media in 2011 .
India - In July 2011, Coorilos had become
the first Christian bishop to be sued in India for allegedly committing
sodomy. The petition was filed by Sam Kutty, 38, a former diocese employee
before a judicial magistrate in Pathanamthitta, accusing the bishop of
sexually abusing him in 2009 inside a retreat centre run by the diocese. 
Philippines - In 2002 the Catholic Church apologized for sexual abuses,
including adultery, homosexuality and child abuse by two hundred priests over
the previous 20 years.
In 2003 at least 34 priests were suspended in a sex abuse scandal involving
sexual harassment of women. 20 were from a single diocese
In 2011, a priest accused of sexually abusing a 17-year old female minor is
sheltered by his Bishop, despite calls for his surrender to civil
Europe Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe
AustriaArchdiocese of Vienna
Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Vienna archdiocese
In 1995 Hans Hermann Cardinal Groer stepped down as head of the Catholic Church
in Austria following accusations of sexual misconduct. In 1998 he left the
country. He remained a Cardinal.
BelgiumMain article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe#Belgium
*There have been several abuse cases in Belgium.
Diocese of Antwerp
Former parish priest Bruno Vos of Nieuwmoer parish in Kalmthout was officially
charged with rape of a minor by the Belgian judiciary. There are also
allegations of possession of child pornography included in the charge.
Croatia Archdiocese of Zagreb
Ivan Čuček convicted in 2000 for sexual abuse of 37 young girls,
sentenced to three years in prison, which was later reduced by Supreme Courtto
to one and a half years.
Archdiocese of Rijeka
Drago Ljubičić convicted in 2007 was Catholic priest on the isle of Rab
sentenced to three years in prison for molesting five teenage boys. He will be
the first Catholic priest to serve prison time for sexual abuse in
Croatia. When asked by Catholic press agency Glas Koncila (prior to
scandal) why children avoid going to church he blamed 'strong influence of
communism on island Rab'.
France Catholic sexual abuse scandal in France
Seine et marne
Henri Lebras sentenced to ten years for the rape of a twelve-year-old boy
between 1995 and 1998.
 GermanyMain article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe#Germany
In February 2010 Der Spiegel reported that more than 94 clerics and laymen have
been suspected of sexual abuse since 1995, but only 30 of those suspects had
actually been prosecuted because of legal time constraints on pursuing
 IrelandMain article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Ireland
See also: Murphy Report and Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse
Archdiocese of Dublin
Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin
Several priests who abused children in the United States were Irish Nationals,
notably Patrick Colleary, Anthony O'Connell and Oliver O'Grady.
Diocese of Ferns
Main article: Ferns Report
The Ferns Inquiry 2005 - On 22 October 2005 a government-commissioned report
compiled by a former Irish Supreme Court judge delivered an indictment of the
handling of clerical sex abuse in the Irish diocese of Ferns.
 ItalyMain article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe#Italy
It is difficult to ascertain the actual statistics for clerical sexual abuse
in Italy because the Italian Government has a treaty with the Vatican that
guarantees areas of immunity to Vatican officials, including bishops and
priests . Three former students have claimed abuse and 65 former students signed
statements saying that they or other students were abused by Catholic priests
when attending the Antonio Provolo Institute for the Deaf, a Catholic school
for deaf children in Verona, Italy. The abuse is alleged to have occurred from
the 1950s to 1980s, and was reportedly conducted by 24 priests including the
late bishop of Verona.
Malta84 allegations had been made as of April 2010 and Lawrence Grech,
one of many alleged victims complains that he was abused in an orphanage. Mr
Grech complained in 2010 that the Church had been investigating cases for
seven years without doing enough that is effective. The pope spoke to Mr Grech
and approved his courage in coming forward.
Maltese court found
that Fr Charles Pulis and Fr Godwin Scerri sexually abused children and
sentenced the two men to six years and five years in prison respectively. The
church regretted delays before there were proper investigations into the abuse
and promised to defrock Fr Pulis.
Fr. Anthony Mercieca, who was accused by former Florida Congressman Mark Foley
of molesting him as a teenager and has admitted "inappropriate encounters",
now lives in Malta.