Connect with us


Catholic Bishops Sexually Abuses Over 200,000 Children In France – Report



The revelations showed the problem in France was more widespread than previously thought

A major investigation has revealed that French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years, adding that the Catholic Church turned a blind eye to the ‘scourge’ for too long.

In a Reuters report, Jean-Marc Sauve, the head of the commission, said the church had shown “deep, total and even cruel indifference for years,” protecting itself rather than the victims of what was systemic abuse.

He said most of the victims were boys, many of them aged between 10 and 13.

The report said, “Faced with this scourge, for a very long time the Catholic Church’s immediate reaction was to protect itself as an institution and it has shown complete, even cruel, indifference to those having suffered abuse.”

The revelations showed the problem in France was more widespread than previously thought and were the latest to rock the Roman Catholic Church, after a series of sexual abuse scandals around the world, often involving children.

Pope Francis expressed gratitude towards victims for having the courage to come forward.

A Vatican statement said: “First of all his thoughts go to the victims, with great sorrow, for their wounds.

“(His thoughts go to) the Church of France, so that, in the awareness of this terrible reality … it may embark on a path of redemption.”

The commission that carried out the investigation was established by Catholic bishops in France at the end of 2018 to shed light on abuses and restore public confidence in the church at a time of dwindling congregations. It has worked independently from the church.

Sauve further said the problem was still there. He added that the church had until the 2000s shown complete indifference to victims and that it only started to really change its attitude in 2015-2016.

According to him, the Catholic Church’s teaching on subjects such as sexuality, obedience and the sanctity of the priesthood helped create blind spots which allowed sexual abuse by clergy to happen, adding that the church needed to reform the way it approached those issues to rebuild trust with society.

The church must take responsibility for what happened, the commission said, and ensure reports of abuse were transmitted to judicial authorities.

It must also provide victims with adequate financial compensation, “which, despite not being sufficient (to address the trauma from sexual abuse), is nonetheless indispensable as it completes the recognition process.”

The height of the abuse was 1950-1970, the commission said in its report, with an apparent resurgence in cases in the early 1990s.

Many cases are covered by the statute of limitations, but state prosecutors have been alerted of more recent cases and the commission stressed that the church should provide compensation no matter when an offence was committed.

The French findings come a year after Britain said the Catholic Church had received more than 900 complaints involving over 3,000 instances of child sex abuse in England and Wales between 1970 and 2015, and that there had been more than 100 reported allegations a year since 2016.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Drama As 14 SIngle Men Angrily Walks Out Of Church After Bishop Asked Them To ‘man Up’ And Marry Single Mothers In The Congregation




A man has shared the interesting event that occurred in his church recently after the Bishop made an unusual request from bachelors.

According to the man, the clergy asked single men in the church to stand up and subsequently asked single mothers to do same.

As they were all standing, he then urged the single men to man up and marry the single mothers.

The 14 men who were standing, including the narrator stormed out of the church in annoyance and never returned.

He wrote; ”I was at a Huge black church. The Bishop said: Single brothers, stand up! We stood. He said Single Mothers, Stand up! They stood, then he said , brothers I need y’all to MAN UP, and marry these good sisters. Myself and about 13 other brothers left, and never went back.”

Continue Reading


Expose Any Unknown Gunmen Around You And Get A Reward Of ₦20m — Gov. Obiano




It is on a very sad note that I address the State today to condemn in very strong terms, the violence that has been witnessed in Anambra in the past few days.

Since last weekend, some armed persons have unleashed terror with sporadic attacks on innocent citizens in various parts of the State.
From the briefings I have received from Security Commanders, Offices of some political parties, branded campaign vehicles and individuals occupying them have been attacked with killings and burning of vehicles observed.

Other innocent road users have become victims of this menace with many losing their lives and others, their properties.
Between Sunday 26th and yesterday 28th September, 2021 attacks on citizens at Oko, Agulu, Obosi, Nkpor, Nnobi, Nnewi and other places have left about ten (10) people dead including an illustrious son of this State, Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of late Prof Dora Akunyili who was reportedly gunned down yesterday around Nkpor.

These are our own people dying every day and for what reason?
Ndi Anambra, these attacks and accompanying deaths cannot be justified and must stop now.

I have therefore conducted an extensive security meeting and have directed all Security Agencies to step up and confront this monster ravaging our land. I charge everyone involved in the security architecture of Anambra State to take very seriously, this threat to our livelihood and boldly rise to confront same. Everything that needs to be done will be done and no stone will be left unturned in this effort. My directive to this effect is clear and i urge every security personnel on duty in Anambra State to do his utmost best to secure our people.

To all citizens of Anambra State and every person living and doing business in our State, I urge you now to join forces with us to confront this common enemy. We cannot condone this savagery for any reason whatsoever.
I therefore call on all our youths in the State to rise up and protect our communities.
Traditional Rulers, Presidents General, Clergy men, Vigilante Groups and all leadership structures must now take responsibility and in conjunction with the Police, Military and other Law Enforcement Agencies, work to restore order immediately.

To reinforce our commitment and seriousness on this issue, I on behalf of the State Government, wish to announce a twenty million Naira (N20,000,000.00) reward for any useful information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of these heinous attacks on our State. The people behind this must be unmasked and brought to book.
I urge Citizens to report to us, anybody bearing firearm who is not a Security or Vigilante personnel, so we can deal with this monster, once and for all. Call 07039194332 or approach any Security deployment if you have any information. As the Americans say, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.
At this point, I wish to most heartily condole with the families of all those who have lost their loved ones in the course of these senseless attacks. I promise you that we will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for them. May their souls rest in peace.

Finally, I urge all citizens of the State to unite in this fight against all forms of terror, intimidation and tyranny. We will not succumb to invaders as I am convinced that no Anambra son will indulge in this kind of heartlessness. I warn all those promoting and participating in these violent attacks to leave our State or pay a high price as we will definitely catch up with them.

To all law abiding citizens and persons living in our State, I urge you to go about your lawful businesses but we must now ALL go to work and take back our State. This is Anambra, the Light of the Nation, where darkness has no place. The events of the last one week will not be allowed to fester and by God’s grace, we shall overcome.
Thank you and God bless.

Gov Willie Obiano, FCA.
29th September, 2021.


Continue Reading


3 things about Sapa that will blow your mind, 2nd one is unbelievable!!!





In the world today most especially in this part of the world we find ourselves, Africa precisely, many things are happening which most at times seems very funny.

One thing about black man is this… He is suffering and still smiles. He make joke out of serious things. Something that may cost one sorrow in a civilized world, an African man will experience it and make out fun from it.

I have heard many slangs used in describing something but this very one got me honestly. The first day I heard someone say “Sapa dey oo” I thought he was referring to something but I never knew what I meant until I found out. Do you have idea what it is? Don’t worry I will tell you what it actually means.

My reason of writing this article is because I have come across lots of people asking what is “Sapa”? Trying to know if it is a language.

What Sapa Means

Now, what you should know is that the word “Sapa” cannot be found in English dictionary. It is not a language in Nigeria.

“Sapa” is a slang, it means that one is broke or living in extreme poverty.

I believe by now you have known what Sapa Means and how dangerous it is though sounds like joke in the ears.

In case you don’t know, let me remind you;

1. Sapa have sent many people to prison.

2. Sapa has triggered many to go into stealing that ended them in their early grave.

3. As sweet as Sapa sounds in the ears, it have landed many into trouble.

I know after reading this you wouldn’t see “Sapa” a joke anymore.

Have you been sapalized before?


Continue Reading