Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2014 12:31
The UN denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for failing to stamp out child abuse, and called on the Church to remove all clergy suspected of raping or molesting children.
The following are paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in recent years:
- Canada: The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's, Newfoundland was closed in 1990 after it emerged that staff had systematically abused 300 residents over several decades.
In 2002, associations representing more than 10,000 self-declared victims joined forces to seek compensation.