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Christian countries like others swept it under the rug for centuries.
"Child sexual abuse has gained public attention in the past few decades and has become one of the most high-profile crimes. Since the 1970s the sexual abuse of children and child molestation has increasingly been recognized as deeply damaging to children and thus unacceptable for society as a whole. While sexual use of children by adults has been present throughout history, it has only become the object of significant public attention in recent times"
So I suppose we can thank the Catholic church for such a long and obvious cover-up, that society was forced to act, because the immorality wasn't immediately recognised by the church.
The delusional gods said nothing, until the world media got involved.
Shame on the Catholic church.
Cover-ups happen everywhere in all types of circumstances.
The more positive solution to the matter is to recognize that there is no difference between laity and clergy, both are human beings.
Some people have great difficulty in questioning authority, and recognize they are human beings.