Another great find from my friend Gre….amazing chart on all of the latest scandals with teh Vatican…-A.M.

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Last Update: June 24, 2013

* The following data only includes cases that governments and courts have published and processed. It does not include individual cases currently under investigation as organized crime scenes is the main focus for this chart.
* Research shows that only approx. 10% of victims actually speak out, and of those, only 10% make it to the court system. Thus, we conclude that the total cases detailed below are merely a fraction of the crimes committed by the Vatican around the world.

Country Quantity Type of abuse committed by the Vatican
20 USA 4,000,000 Baby Scoop Era: newborns forcibly surrendered by their unwed mothers, who were considered to be psychologically deficient for being single. This scheme was executed by religious and aproved by the government
23 USA 1000000 Documentary presented by “”Dan Rather Reports” details how over 1 milllion women were coerced by nuns to give up their babies, whom the Vatican then sold in illegitimate adoptions for astronomical profits. This crime was committed in Catholic Mother-Baby Homes/Maternity Homes across the U.S.
25 USA 250,000 Children falsely classified ‘orphans’ and submitted in “Orphan Trains” and “Mercy Trains” – trains that would sell children into adoption or for child labor
28 USA 100000 According to this Preliminary Expert Report (1996), the average pedophile has 250 or more victims over his lifetime. In this report, Fr. Andrew Greely estimates that exist 100,000-150,000 victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests in Baltimore, Maryland.
32 USA 23000 BBC documentary “Guinea Pig Kids” evidences the 23,000 “orphans” from Catholic orphanges in New York used in human experiments/clinical trials.
35 USA 16000 The US Conference of Catholic Bishops says that since 1950, more than 6 100 priests have been accused of paedophilia. Some 16 000 victims have been identified, and $2.5 billion have been spent on damages or rehabilitation therapy.
37 USA 11000 In 2004, a criminal inquiry established there were 4,400 paedophile priests in the United States between 1950 and 2002, putting the number of their child victims at 11,000.
39 USA 10,667 Children abused by 4.392 priests between 1950 and 2002
41 USA 6000 Report indicates that there were approx. 6,000 victims in the Archdiocese of Milwakee
44 USA 4,568 Children abused sexually in the United States cost the Vatican $3 billion in indemnizations
46 USA 1834 The 17.2% of the 10,667 victims cited on John J Report said that had siblings who were also abused by priests. We assume one sibling abused per cited victim
48 USA 1570 1,570 victims of sexual abuse by clergy in Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
50 USA 1000 Bob Schwiderski cites 174 clerics, church staff, and nuns in Minnesota area, and 54 in North & South Dakota that have been accused of commiting sexual abuse and exploitation against adults but mostly children at religious institutions since 1950, so the number of victims here cited is an approximate. Few have been convicted because of statutes of limitation, but the more disturbing fact is that once religious authorities were informed of these abuses, they would deliberately cover up the criminals not turning them in to civil authorities but instead moving them to other states, which leads to understand that amount of victims are epidemic
54 USA 800 More than 800 victims accused 248 priests of abusing them as children only in Boston
58 USA 789 Reilly report (Boston, MA – 2003) indicates that there were 789 victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Boston.
60 USA 704 The US catholic church´s Annual Report 2011 shows that 683 children reported being victims of pedophile priests during 1960-1984. (See pg. 20)
62 USA 570 Archdiocese of Milwaukee will make public thousands of pages of documents detailing its handling of clergy sex abuse cases dating back decades. These documents do not include records related to religious order priests or nuns, teachers, choir directors and others who have been accused. Attorney Jeffrey Anderson,represents most of the 570-plus men and women with sex abuse claims against Milwaukee Archdiocese
64 USA 524 Jesuits in Oregon pay compensation to 524 victims of child sexual abuse by priests in 5 states
66 USA 510 More than 510 Native Americans spoke out against this systematic abuse which they claim took place in the 1950s and the 1980s by Jesuit clergy members across the Northwest. Background: In 2009, a large group of law firms from across the Northwest accused the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) of using remote reservations and villages in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as a dumping ground for problem priests.
69 USA 500 Records Show that Archdiocese of LA covered up the sexual abuse of children committed by priests
71 USA
73 USA 360 More than 360 victims of abuse by the order of Ursuline Sisters in Montana are filing two lawsuits against priests and nuns. Most of the victims claim the abuses date back from 1950’s to 1970’s, but some claims date from mid 1930’s. Therefore the amount of victims here cited will increase
75 USA 350 350 Deaf victims abused by priests & nuns at St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinatti
79 USA 300 Alaska native children were sexually abused at the hands of two catholic priests (80% of the population of Anchorage was affected).
81 USA 265 265 victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, according to the 6th Philadelphia Report of 2005.
83 USA 242 The February 2011 Philadellphia second grand jury report named Joseph Gallagher (3 victims) and Mark Gaspar (unknown) among others as priests who remained in ministry despite the victims accusations of abuse. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia only on Sunday, April 7, 2013 permanently removed them from ministry;but because of the Archdiocese’s cover up, the criminal statutes of limitations for these victims expired long ago. A third priest was removed last year, Monsignor Richard Powers (see Venezuela). The abuse involves rape and child pornography. We state here the victims of accused priests that belonged to Philadellphia Diocese
88 USA 200 200 deaf children abused by clergy at St. John’s School for the Deaf in Wisconsin in 1960.
90 USA 200 200 children victimized in an orphanage in New York, in the town of WaterVliet. It was St. Colman’s Industrial School and Orphan Asylum Watervliet, N.Y.Orphanage. The children were abused sexually, and abused physically, abused psychologically. One boy was beaten to death there. He’d also been sexually abused.
94 USA 175 Diocese of Portland pays compensation to 175 victims of sexual abuse by priests and more than 50 years of covering up abuses by the same diocese
96 USA 170 The order of Capuccin presented its June 2013 Report in which admitas that in the US only a total of 170 friars had sexually abused children during the last 80 years. We asume that there was one victim per friar, there is also mentioned the abuse committed by friars in Nicaragua and Panama
98 USA 151 Diocese of Delaware is seeking support from insurance companies and other parishes to pay $ 75,000 to each of the 151 victims of sexual abuse for a total of $ 11.3 billion
100 USA 130 Predator priest John Geoghan sexually molested at least 130 children during his priesthood, while church leaders in Boston did nothing to stop him from abusing children
104 USA 128 Archdiocese of Los Angeles released back in January records regarding clergy sexual abuse. The documents respond to some of the sexual abuse allegations against 128 priests who had been accused of sexual abuse but were not charged or convicted of any crime since they were moved around from one parish to another. We assume the amount of victims were at least one by priest, but it has been demonstrated that only one raped 2000 children, therefore our numbers here cited are conservative and will increase as more information comes to light.
107 USA 110 More than 110 children in Eskimo villages were molested by Jesuit missionaries between 1959 and 1986
109 USA 100 The archdiocese of Portland settled more than 100 claims of sexual abuse for a sum of over $53 million.
111 USA 100 Diocese of Orange will spend € 74 million Euros to almost a hundred victims who reported the harassment.
113 USA 100 Reverend Robert E. Kelley sexually molested “50 to 100” young girls while he was at St. Cecilia’s parish in Leominster from 1976 to 1983. He also admitted that he had molested several other girls during his tenure at parishes in Southbridge, Lunenburg and Gardner. This deposition was made in 1996 while Kelley was still serving a prison sentence for his 1990 conviction for raping a young girl in Gardner. He acknowledges being treated in a program for sexual offenders at Bridgewater State Hospital, which leads us to believe that the parishes were well aware that he was an abuser, but article states that this predator had access to a lot of children since he was ordained in 1968, he then lead the church’s Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs at Notre Dame parish in Southbridge
116 USA 80 October 2009 – The diocese of Wilmington, Delaware filed for bankruptcy protection. It later agreed to provide documents to alleged sex abuse victims to postpone the start of about 80 civil cases. Since 2002, the Wilmington diocese has settled eight cases for an average of about $780,000 each.
118 USA 47 Diocese of Kansas City reached a settlement with 47 victims of sexual abuse to compensate them with a total of $ 10 million
121 USA 45 45 survivors brought charges against the order that ran the Catholic orphanage in Kentucky in the 1960. In this book, author Kim Richardson recounts the horrors that she and countless other children endured there at the hands of nuns and priests. St. Thomas / Saint Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky.
123 USA 34 34 or more victims of sexual abuse at the hands of catholic friars in Santa Barbara, California (1993)
125 USA 27 27 people brought charges against the orphanage in New Orleans where they as children were physically abused, beaten, and locked in closets. The abusers were nuns, religious brothers, a Monsignor, a truck driver on the facility, by the camp director, and various men who’d come to visit.
127 USA 27 Diocese of Fort Worth reached settlement with one of the victims abused by former priest James Reilly. Reilly was parish priest at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington from 1969 to 1987. He moved to Philadelphia and died in 1999. Tahira Kahn Merritt, a Dallas attorney who represented 26 men (altar boys) who were abused by Reilly, said she is not representing the person who settled with the diocese.
129 USA 26 Diocese of Vermont pays compensation by 26 cases of sexual abuse by priests
131 USA 24 Two dozen former residents (some as young as 4 at the time of their abuse) at an American Indian orphanage run by the Catholic Church sued the Sioux Falls diocese in a 58-page lawsuit filed in 2010.
136 USA 15 Archdiocese of Chicago paid to 15 victims of abusive priests
138 USA 14 14 men have filed public accusations of brutality or sexual molestation at the hands of nuns, priests, brothers and civilian staff at the catholic facility in Marrero, New Orleans known as Madonna Manor.
140 USA 5 Pedophile priests Donald O´Connor and Brunett are amongst the predators identified by 5 victims at Jolliet´s Diocese. O´Connor even received pension payments after his abuses came to light
142 USA 4 Archdiocese of Los Angeles settles four sex abuse cases for $10 million
144 USA 2 Thomas Teczar pedophile priest declared guilty of abusing two boys in the Diocese of Fort Worth. He had a history of sexual abuse both there and in the Diocese of Worcester, in the state of Massachusetts. The exact number of victims is unkown, but it is known that the Diocese of Fort Worth has had to pay more than $6 million in out-of-court agreements to avoid the demands put forward by other victims of the priest.
146 USA 1 A Roman Catholic priest Uriel Ojeda, 32, who served parishioners in Woodland and Redding has admitted that repeatedly sexually molested a teenage girl, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office
148 USA 1 12-year-old boy was sexually molested by Angel Armando Perez, the parish priest at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn
151 USA 1 Rev. Michael Fugee still working among kids after being charged with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment for groping a 13-year-old boy in 2003. Fugee was an assistant pastor at St. Elizabeth Church in Wyckoff at the time abuse took place
153 USA 1
155 USA William Vatterott, a priest from St. Louis was indicted on a federal child-pornography charge. He could face ten years in prison and fines of up to $25,000
157 USA 1 in 4 girls According to a 1992 “Bernandin Report” published in Chicago, Illinois (1992), 1 in every four girls are sexually abused. According to this report, the crimes committed by priests includes Fondling buttocks, penetration of a student’s anus with an object, masturbated students, mutual masturbation, sodomized students.
159 USA 1 in 6-10 boys According to the 1992 “Bernandin Report” published in Chicago, Illinois (1992), 1 in every 6 to 10 boys are sexually abused. According to this report, the crimes committed by priests includes Fondling buttocks, penetration of a student’s anus with an object, masturbated students, mutual masturbation, sodomized students.
161 Africa # unknown for reasons stated in the article Article states: The fact that “the misbehaviour of priests in Africa has not been exposed to the same glare of the media as in other parts of the world,” did not mean this misbehaviour did not exist
163 Argentina 600 Catholic priest, Julio Grassi, is not in jail for sexually abusing young boys in his care at the Felices los Niños Home
165 Argentina 500 The catholic church stole babies from political prisoners during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship, and sold them into adoption through its Catholic “charitable” organizations for astronomical profits.
168 Argentina 200 Bishop Emilio Ogñenovich tortured and raped children at the Jesus of Nazareth Therapeutic Hospital in Buenos Aires; the amount of victims could be above 200, since priest was ordained since 1949, and occupied different charges as parish priest of Trenque in 1975, on that same year he was ordained vicar general of Mibiarca, in 1979 was named bishop of Bahía Blanca and archbishop at archdiocese of Las Mercedes in1997. Ogñenovich asked governor Rückauf resignation of the Secretary of Province Youth Council Roberto Miguel Saredi, who recomended the suspension of all asignation to the Hospital Jesus of Nazareth after seeing all the irregularities at the place
170 Argentina 50 Father Justo Jose Ilarraz, sexually abused of at least 50 children between ages of 12 and 14 during 1984 and 1992. The accused priest was sent to the Vatican and then to Tucuman, where he is now. It is not known exactly how many more children were abused by this predator, since the priest continued ejerciendo sacerdocio sin ponerle limites
173 Argentina 5 Former priest, Mario Napoleon Sasso, was sentenced for sexually abusing 5 girls
178 Argentina 1 Diocese of Quilmes compensated victim of sexual abuse by priest Rubén Prado committed in 2002 when victim was 14. Cuando el religioso le confesó su culpa al entonces Obispo de Quilmes Luis Stocker, éste le aplicó una simple amostación canónica y lo envió a otra diócesis, donde fué alojado por el actual papa Francisco Bergoglio, hasta morir de sida el 10 de junio de 2005.
180 Australia 500000 Non-indigenous children stolen from their families and forced into catholic institutions where they were abused, tortured and even killed. This amount was recoginzed by australian Prime Minister in 2009 as the approximate amount of children who experienced mistreatment and ongoing suffering between 1930 and 1970 in these institutions (“Forgotten Australians”)
183 Australia 150000 Unwed mothers forced by nuns to give up babies for adoption, manipulating them by claiming they were “sinners”, “the devil’s work”, and scarring them for life. Half of these mothers did not go on to have more children, while the female suicide rate was highest between 1962-72, reaching an all-time high of 13 per 100,000 women in 1967
185 Australia 150000 150,000 Australian babies in Catholic Hospitals, born to believe they where orphans, but instead were then sold into adoption for profit. The Government forced the nuns to issue a national apology for stealing babies.
187 Australia 130000 Childs Migrant Programme: a scheme created for the removal of over 130,000 children from the United Kingdom to Canada, New Zealand, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Australia, known to have its origins since 1618. The scheme intented to use young children to populate the commonwealth colonies with “good, white British stock”. The Catholic Church played major role in providing a wide range of children through its charities and institutions
190 Australia 100000 Indigenous children institutionalized or sold in adoption in an attempt to wipe out the indigenous race. This crime was government policy from 1909 to 1969, nonetheless the practice took place both before and after this period in which governments, churches and welfare bodies all took part. (“First Stolen Generation”)
193 Australia 100000 Babies taken from unwed mothers in Maternity Homes generating astronomical profits for the nuns that sold them into adoption (“Second Stolen Generation”)
196 Australia 6000 Abuse at Melbourne Xavier’s College run by Jesuits: A former student who was sexually abused at Melbourne’s Xavier College wants the state and federal governments to sue the Catholic Church for $6 billion to pay victims for counselling and support. Victim explains predator Jesuit clergy teachers systematically abused students physically, psychologically and sexually
198 Australia 5000 Australia Royal Commission into child sex abuse (2013): Over 5,000 victims are set to give their testimonies, but this commission has been hearing victims since 2009. The real amount of victims is to surface very soon as the investigation continues
205 Australia 620 On Sept. 21, 2012 the Catholic Church in Victoria, Australia admitted that it had upheld 618 cases of criminal child abuse by clergy in the past 16 years
207 Australia 300 In 2010, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne issued an apology to victims of clerical sexual abuse. Only about 300 people out of all the victims have received compensation as victims of sexual abuse within the archdiocese
209 Australia 252 Bernard McGrath is facing 252 child sex charges in Australia relating to his time in church-run institutions in the 1970s and 1980s and was due to be extradited from New Zealand earlier this year
212 Australia 50 Catholic bishop Ronald Mulkearns repeatedly and knowingly moved a paedophile priest around his diocese and overseas, where he constantly found new targets. Paedophile priest Paul David Ryan was ordained in Ballarat in 1976, and there was an allegation of child sex abuse in his first week. He was first sent to the US in 1977 and again in 1979, returning after three child sex abuse allegations emerged. In Victoria, he was sent to Warrnambool, Terang, Penshurst and Ararat. He was sent to the US seven times, and in 1993 was considered beyond help by a program in Mexico for clergy sex offenders. Ballarat is the epicentre of the paedophile crisis of the catholic church, where up to 50 victims have committed suicide
215 Australia 48 Sadistic torture and sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic nuns (the Sisters of Mercy) at orphanage in Neerkol during 90 years, northern Queensland
218 Australia 24 Australian Roman Catholic order agreed to pay 3.64m Australian dollars to 24 mentally handicapped men who were abused by up to 20 brothers in three Melbourne institutions run by the St. John of God Brothers order over the past 30 years
221 Australia 21 Gerald Ridsdale pleaded guilty in 1994 to 46 counts of sexual offences committed over two decades on 21 victims.
223 Australia 12 A retired Catholic priest was charged with more than 50 historical child-sex offences, south of Brisbane. Police allege more than a dozen children were molested in the Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast areas between 1977 and 1988. We are asuming the minimum amount is one dozen.
226 Australia 11 Robert Best, convicted over the abuse of 11 boys over a 20-year period is part of a notorious paedophile ring operating at various catholic School of Christian Brothers altogether with Stephen Farrell, Edward Dowlan and Gerald Fitzgerald, plus priest Gerald Ridsdale. In 2011, a Melbourne court convicted Best of 27 sexual crimes, committed against 11 young boys when working as a teacher and in some cases was the principal at St Alipius Primary School in Ballarat between 1968 and 1973; St Leo’s Christian College in Box Hill (Melbourne) between 1975 and 1985; and St Joseph’s College in Geelong from 1985 to 1988
230 Australia 5 Several priests connected to the former Salesian College at the Rupertswood property, in Sunbury, have been questioned by detectives over historical child-sex offences. 67-year-old Melbourne priest, Julian Fox, charged with 10 counts of child abuse between 1976 and 1985. Frank Klep, 69, the former principal at Rupertswood has been charged with six counts of indecent assault between 1974 and 1984. Former Rupertswood vice-principal David Rapson, 59, is due to stand trial at the County Court this year charged with abusing five boys at the school between 1973 and 1990.
233 Austria 2000 Cardinal Hans Hermann Groër, head of the Catholic Church in Austria, a country where 78% of the population was Catholic, had used his position to further his pedophilia, with more than 2,000 seminarian victims, sexually molesting students at an all-male Catholic boarding school in Hollabrunn in early 1970s. He denied the allegations, but his replacement, Cardinal Christop Schonborn, said they were true and apologized on his behalf. Groër resigned in April 1995 as head of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference under pressure from church and lay leaders. On the Vatican’s orders, but without admitting any guilt, he relinquished his church duties and went into months of exile in Dresden, Germany, 1998.
238 Austria 1600 Austrian Catholic Home In Vienna, where you can examine all cases since August 2010 on the “Weisser Ring”, 1062 Affected already been compensated. Overall, there have been 1600 applications from former pupils home.
241 Austria 1000 Around 1,000 people have come forward to report that they were beaten or verbally or sexually abused by clergy and staff at Catholic boarding schools and other institutions run by the Church since the end of World War Two
243 Austria 800 An Austrian commission investigating sexual abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church showed that over 800 people had come forward to register as victims in the past year. In March 2010, Catholic institutions wee blamed for sexual abuse between 1970 to 1980. On March 30, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn recognized the silence and concealment ruled in these cases.
245 Austria 700 Vienna Archbishop Christoph Schoenborn, set up a commission in 2000 to conduct independent investigations into allegations of sexual and other abuses committed by members of the Church.
248 Austria 90 Kremsmunster monastery: 90 people endured sexual abuse by clergy at the monastery. Most of the crimes took place from 1970 and 1990, but only until 2010 came to public light. Even though, cases where filed against 12 priests and lay teachers at Kremsmünster, some of the cases did not procede because they either prescribed, lack of evidence, or because perpetrators died
250 Austria 25 Child free labor: Around 20-25 girls between 15 and 18 complain they were forced to work for next to nothing at St. Martin’s home in Schwaz in the Austrian Tirol in the 1960’s. They were forced to carry out work for Swaroski and to do the laundry for Austrian Army, and all because it was easy for religious to exploit orphans, single mothers and expecting mothers without being noticed
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