Most Dutch bishops knew about clerical sexual abuse

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This December 2011 AFP video says about itself:

Dutch Catholic Church abused ‘tens of thousands’

An independent Dutch inquiry into child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests said Friday it found “tens of thousands” of victims since 1945, identifying 800 alleged perpetrators.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

More than half of the 39 Dutch bishops and cardinals between 1945 and 2010 knew of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. NRC daily reports this on the basis of its own research. According to the newspaper, the clergy covered up the abuse, allowing the perpetrators to make even more victims.

NRC has made an inventory of known and less well-known abuse cases within the church that have come to light since 2010. The newspaper has linked a list of names of senior church administrators to these cases, based on information from the church’s child abuse committee, reports…

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Condemnation For The West’s Backed War In Yemen

The Human Lens


Since decades Yemen’s been forced in complete subordination and aggressive hostility from the West and its people are being subjected to gross human rights abuses. Today Yemen war is forgotten largely from international news as if nothing has happened.

This three year old illegal war’s been supported by Saudi Arabia’s long term ally, USA continues to disregard the on going huge humanitarian crises in Yemen. The KSA led coalition war has caused world’s largest food security emergency and that too against the world’s poorest country strife with poverty and instability for decades.

Earlier this summer, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates requested the Trump administration for direct U.S military action for repossession of Yemen’s main port from the hands of Houthi rebels.

This news is alarming on several levels, one because the Hodeidah port is the major gateway channel for the humanitarian aid arriving in Yemen…

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