Sometimes, in discussing sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, we forget that the sexual abuse of children is actually a global phenomenon involving people of all races, skin colours, religions and places.
We have seen sexual abuse rings involving Pakistani men in the UK.
We have seen it in the Church of England.
In fact, the vast majority of paedophiles are neither priests nor even Catholics.
There was a very active paedophile ring in Northern Ireland in the 60s and70s.
It involved very senior people in the Northern Ireland and British establishment, including Lord Louis Mountbatten, a prominent member of the British Royal Family and the “stepfather” of Prince Charles.
It also involved high ranking politicians, medics and police officers.
Child sex abuse is a very old problem.
And in the past it did not get the prominence it does today.
The full truth about the Northern Ireland sex ring has yet to come.out.
Even the IRA and Sinn Fein has had their paedophiles.
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