Abuses of Natives ignited reaction
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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2002

The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church has The Washington Post looking to Canada for insight.

The paper talks about the response to abuse of Aboriginal children at residential schools. The schools were run by religious groups, whose members were found to have sexually, physically and mentally abused Native students.

The clergy in response developed guidelines to deal with abuses. Numerous lawsuits were also filed, resulting in settlements.

Some churches also claim they were forced to bankruptcy. First Nations leaders have expressed skepticism.

Get the Story:
In Canada, a Tougher Stand on Clergy Sex Abuse (The Washington Post 4/29)

Relevant Links:
The Anglican Journal -

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