SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

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1. More than 6,000 priests and 100,000 victims
The U.S. bishops have reported receiving allegations of abuse by 6,115 priests in 1950-2011, or 5.6% of the 109,694 U.S. priests active since 1950. (
Experts at the Vatican summit in February, 2012 state that there are more than 100,000 victims in the USA alone. (

2. Admission from bishops that priests and bishops sexually abuse children:
Statement from Preamble of Charter for the protection of children and young people, US Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Since 2002, the Church in the United States has experienced a crisis without precedent in our times. The sexual abuse of children and young people by some deacons, priests, and bishops, and the ways in which these crimes and sins were addressed, have caused enormous pain, anger, and confusion.” ( )

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