HELENA, Mont. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy protection Friday as part of a proposed $15-million settlement for hundreds of victims who say clergy members sexually abused them over decades while the church covered it up.
It is really hard to estimate the extent of mental suffering in later life that has been caused by the large-scale abuse of children by clerics in the Catholic church. It isn’t just a crime against a child, it is against the whole person forever. Dreadful stuff.
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