The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed about the Catholic Church in Australia that:
- More than 4440 Australians claim to have been victims of church abuse between 1980 and 2015;
- As many as 384 Catholic diocesan priests, 188 religious priests, 597 religious brothers and 96 religious sisters have had claims of child sexual abuse made against them since 1950. Claims have also been made against 543 lay church workers; and
- More than 1000 Catholic institutions across Australia were identified in claims of sexual abuse, with a total of 1880 alleged perpetrators between 1980 and 2015.
Now consider, what if Jesus were asked to comment on this tragedy today?