French victims of childhood sex abuse in Catholic Church speak out

October 05, 2021

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Catholic Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the Bishops' Conference of France, attends the publishing of a report by an independent commission into sexual abuse by church officials, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Paris.

Catholic Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the Bishops' Conference of France, attends the publishing of a report by an independent commission into sexual abuse by church officials, Oct. 5, 2021, in Paris.

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The Bishops' Conference of France has released a report documenting more than 300,000 cases of child sexual abuse within the French Catholic Church. The independent commission is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, El Salvador's citizens have faced multiple traumas in the past decades: war, gang violence, natural disasters and now, COVID-19. We hear from a group of ambulance workers in El Salvador about how they cope with daily tragedies with few mental health providers in the country. And the recent Facebook outage impacted small businesses around the world. Hear about how the outage disrupted a grocery delivery business in Accra, Ghana, and what is being done to prepare for future outages.

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Report reveals more than 200,000 children abused by clergy in France

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