Catholic Church hurts children – level 2

11-10-2021 07:00

Investigators issued a 2,500-page report about how the French Catholic Church sexually abused children.

The report said that since 1950, the Church abused around 216,000 children, and all the bishops knew about it. The Church tried to hide this information for many years, but the public learned about it, and people were shocked by how many children were hurt.

The Church asked the victims to forgive, and it said that all victims would get 5,000 euros. Many people got angry, and they said that 5,000 euros was not enough, as it could not change what happened.

Difficult words: issue (to officially tell something), sexually abuse (to make someone do sexual activity which he does not want to do), bishop (a senior member of the Church).

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