Sunday 4 December 2016

How does the Pope know one in 50 clergy is a paedophile? Is that fact or opinion?

Ian Elliot

Published 16/07/2014 | 02:30

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the Angelus prayer he delivers from the studio window overlooking St. Peter square at the Vatican yesterday.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the Angelus prayer he delivers from the studio window overlooking St. Peter square at the Vatican yesterday.

Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that "two per cent" – or one in 50 – of the Catholic Church's clergy are paedophiles involved in abuse cases.

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This information has often been requested previously but has never been provided by the church.

For this reason, I was shocked to see a figure being quoted by Pope Francis and the question immediately arose in my mind as to how he calculated it?

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