Poland’s Catholic Church: 625 minors abused by 382 priests since 1990

Poland’s Catholic Church leaders released a study on Thursday that said 625 minors have been by 382 from 1990 through June of last year — a revelation marking the first time officials have ever presented statistics about the scope of the child sex abuse problem there, the AP reports.

Details: Officials found that 345 victims were under age 15, 280 victims between 15 to 18 and 58% of the victims were male, per the AP. The report comes as the Catholic Church, one of the world’s most powerful institutions, grapples with backlash over the growing number of child sex abuse scandals around the globe.

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