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Resource ID: #17947
Subject: Sexual Abuse
Source: National Catholic Reporter
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Date: 16-Mar

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"Several reports written by senior members of women's religious orders and by an American priest assert that sexual abuse of nuns by priests, including rape, is a serious problem, especially in Africa and other parts of the developing world. The reports allege that some Catholic clergy exploit their financial and spiritual authority to gain sexual favors from religious women, many of whom, in developing countries, are culturally conditioned to be subservient to men. The reports obtained by NCR- some recent, some in circulation at least seven years- say priests at times demand sex in exchange for favors, such as permission or certification to work in a given diocese." John Allen Jr. and Pamela Schaeffer detail more.

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