Scandal's Scope

Saturday, June 18, 2005

· More than 5, 000 priests have been accused of sexual abuse in the past 55 years.

· The Roman Catholic Church has paid roughly $1 billion in expenses and settlements.

· More than 3,300 allegations of sexual abuse were made in 2002.

· About 800 priests have been removed from the pulpit.


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