Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Deaf Children Abused in Italy
There are reports that Catholic priests in Verona, Italy sexually abused some 70 deaf men and women over a period of about 30 years at a Church-run institute for deaf children. There are also allegations of abuse reported in Rome, Bologna and Bolzano, in the Sud Tyrol region. European media are reporting that Italian authorities arrested, investigated or convicted 130 Catholic priests for sexually abusing children over the last decade. There are also indications that some Italian priests who sexually abused children in their care were protected from investigation by bishops.