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By Richard Scorer

ISBN-10: 1849546827

ISBN-13: 9781849546829

because the mid-1980s, the Catholic Church has been embroiled in a profound trouble of clerical sexual abuse. in lots of Western nations, paedophile clergymen were uncovered and convicted, and the Church's ethical and social status has suffered deeply. Scandals in eire and the USA were broadly documented and masses debated. The English Catholic Church has additionally been shaken to its roots by way of allegations of abuse, yet before the location in England has now not been totally tested. This e-book, by way of one of many UK's best attorneys within the box, is a surprising exposé of Catholic intercourse abuse instances in England during the last 40 years. Exploring the various features of the challenge, it analyses the ways that the English Church has replied - and the ways that it has failed. the writer considers the reasons of abuse, allegations of cover-ups, campaigns led via sufferers, battles in the Church, the criminal dimensions and the controversy round the laicisation ('defrocking') of person clergymen. He makes an attempt to reply to the subsequent 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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