CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 10:39 am
A Japanese news agency reported Thursday that an investigation by the country's bishops' conference has found 16 cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics, which occurred from the 1950s to 2010s.
The findings have not yet been made public, but sources familiar with the matter spoke with Kyodo News April 2.
Acts of abuse occurred in rectories, church buildings, and foster homes.
The Japanese bishops announced the inquiry a year ago, and committees were established in each of the 16 dioceses to receive claims and consultations about abuse.