Prosecutor Says Spanish Catholic Church’s Internal Child Abuse Investigation Of Little Use

An internal investigation by the Spanish Catholic Church into alleged child sexual abuse by members of the clergy is “partial” and “of little use,” the office of Spain’s national prosecutor wrote in a letter to the country’s ombudsman that was made available to Reuters.

The Spanish Catholic Church in January launched diocesan-level inquiries after Spanish newspaper El Pais reported in December more than 1,200 cases of alleged abuse between 1943 and 2018.

The revelations came years after sexual abuse scandals had rocked the Church in countries such as the United States, Ireland and France.

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