Greater than 1,180 victims of monks or different church representatives have come ahead to assert compensation for the reason that physique was established, Marie Derain de Vaucresson, head of the INIRR, mentioned throughout a information convention. She mentioned 32% had been girls and 68% males. Amongst them, 404 at the moment are receiving help from the INIRR, whereas most are ready for his or her instances to be examined.
Derain de Vaucresson mentioned 80% of the sums granted to this point are above 20,000 euros ($21,128), together with 40 individuals who acquired the utmost quantity, set at 60,000 euros ($63,386).
Nearly all of those that reached out to the INIRR reported “very severe” crimes, she pressured, including that 60% of those that acquired monetary compensation had been raped as soon as or a number of instances. In 58% of the instances, the abuses continued for greater than a 12 months. They occurred at faculties, on the abuser’s residence, at catechism class, in youth organizations and different conditions, the INIRR mentioned in a report.
France’s Catholic bishops’ convention agreed to provide reparations after a 2021 report estimated some 330,000 kids were sexually abused over 70 years by monks or different church-related figures in France. The estimates had been primarily based on broader analysis by France’s Nationwide Institute of Well being and Medical Analysis into sexual abuse of kids.
The report described a “systemic” coverup by church officers and urged the French Catholic Church to respect the rule of regulation in France.
One the INIRR approves the monetary compensation, every case is distributed to a particular fund financed by the church for cost.