Betrayed: The English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse - download pdf or read online

By Richard Scorer

ISBN-10: 1849546827

ISBN-13: 9781849546829

because the mid-1980s, the Catholic Church has been embroiled in a profound drawback of clerical sexual abuse. in lots of Western international locations, paedophile monks were uncovered and convicted, and the Church's ethical and social status has suffered deeply. Scandals in eire and the United States were widely documented and lots more and plenty debated. The English Catholic Church has additionally been shaken to its roots via allegations of abuse, yet formerly the placement in England has now not been totally tested. This ebook, through one of many UK's major legal professionals within the box, is a stunning exposé of Catholic intercourse abuse circumstances in England during the last 40 years. Exploring the various elements of the challenge, it analyses the ways that the English Church has spoke back - and the ways that it has failed. the writer considers the factors of abuse, allegations of cover-ups, campaigns led by way of sufferers, battles in the Church, the criminal dimensions and the talk round the laicisation ('defrocking') of person monks. He makes an attempt to respond to the next questions: How severe has the matter been within the English Catholic Church? How successfully has the Church replied? Can it wish to get over this scandal - and, crucially, can it deal credibly and successfully with destiny allegations of abuse?

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