Just how bad is it?
The Catholic Church in the United States has paid out $1,068,000 – over a billion dollars in sex abuse settlement cases.
Over have a half a million children have been abused by priests across the US, Europe and Australia since the 1950’s.
In the US the percentage of priests charges with credible counts of abuse against children:
55.7% of priests have been accused of 1 count of abuse
26.4% of priest has been accused of 2-3 counts of abuse
17.8% of priests have been accused of 4-9 counts of abuse
3.5% of priests have been accused of 10* counts of abuse
Pope Benedict XVI laicized 400 priests for child abuse.
And this is in the 20th century only.