Catholic priests have been raping nuns in India for decades, and despite knowing of the crime, Church authorities did nothing to protect the women or prosecute the rapists.
It is an old and tired story that must be reported over and over again: The Catholic Church is a global criminal organization that protects and enables rapists and pedophiles.
A new in-depth report from Associated Press details the horrific suffering endured by Catholic nuns in India who were raped and sexually abused by priests:
At its most grim, the nuns speak of repeated rapes, and of a Catholic hierarchy that did little to protect them.
The detailed report contains interviews with multiple nuns who have been sexually abused and raped by Catholic priests in India. In almost every case, the church did nothing to defend the victims or prosecute the rapists.
The stories are horrific. Drunk old priests waking young nuns in the dead of night and forcing themselves upon the women who have taken a vow of chastity. Nuns afraid to report their sexual assault for fear of being ostracized by the church and being blamed for being sexually assaulted by priests.
As one might imagine, the pain, the suffering, and the shame felt by the victimized nuns is immeasurable.
The report notes the history of the ongoing global crisis in the church before noting the current focus on India:
The Vatican has long been aware of nuns sexually abused by priests and bishops in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa, but it has done very little to stop it…
Now, the AP has investigated the situation in a single country — India — and uncovered a decades-long history of nuns enduring sexual abuse from within the church. Nuns described in detail the sexual pressure they endured from priests, and nearly two dozen other people — nuns, former nuns and priests, and others — said they had direct knowledge of such incidents.
Bottom line: A detailed report via the Associated Press catalogs a host of sexual crimes committed by Catholic priests against Catholic nuns, crimes the church actively hides and covers up, crimes for which nobody is held accountable.