The Film ‘SPOTLIGHT’ review – an indictment of the Catholic Church

The spotlight needs to focus on this abuse and the church leaders who condone it.

Opher's World

I would thoroughly recommend Spotlight. It was a film that was extremely well done, absorbing and thought-provoking.

The film was based on a true story – the investigation made by the Boston Globe into cases of child abuse by priests in the Catholic Church.

What is absolutely unbelievable is how this was how extensive this was and the reactions of those who should have dealt with it.

6% of the total number of priests in the church are thought to be active paedophiles. That is a staggering number world-wide. In Boston alone it represents 90 priests. In that city alone over 1000 cases of child abuse were uncovered. Those 90 priests regularly abused young children (mainly boys but girls too). Some of them were raped. This includes children under the age of ten. One dreads to think of the numbers involved world-wide.

One of the most frightening aspects of the…

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