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intergenerational trauma has been kept alive, active and deeply embedded in each new generation over the
past 2,000+ years.
Being a 2023 Catholic in Spain
Published: Wednesday, 1 November 2023 6:43:16 AM
Given new data and information it appears that up to 10 million individuals are alive on any day who have been raped and abused by Catholic clergy &/or Catholic laity. This may establish the Catholic Church as the source of the largest ever identified group of sexual predators throughout history.
In May 1978, 90.5 percent of Spaniards described themselves as Catholic. By October 2021, however, that figure had fallen to 55.4 percent, according to the CIS, Spain's sociological research centre.
According to the Spanish Center for Sociological Research, 52.0% of Spanish citizens (47.42 million population) self-identify as Catholics, (35.2% define themselves as non-practising, while 16.8% as practising), 2.4% as followers of other faiths (including Islam, Protestant Christianity, Buddhism etc.), and 44.1% identify as: atheists (16.8%), agnostics (14.4%) or non-believers (12.9%), as of September 2023.
Comparing historic US and Canada data to the current Spanish data.
U.S. and Canada Findings
Gender Ratio: The survey found that 1.7% of females and 3.3% of males had been sexually abused in childhood by a priest. This suggests a higher rate of abuse among males compared to females within the Catholic Church.
Frequency of Abuse Among Clergy: Around 4% of priests and deacons who served in the U.S. were involved in child abuse.
Victim Demographics: Most victims within the Church are male, with most being adolescents aged 14 or over; 15% were under 10.
Practising Catholics: 2.51% of practising Catholics are involved in cases where children have been abused either by clergy or lay people.
All Catholics: 0.8111% of all Catholics (practising and non-practising) are involved in cases where children have been abused either by clergy or lay people.
General Population: 0.844% of the total population are children who have been abused.
Higher Rates in U.S. and Canada: The U.S. and Canada data suggests a higher rate of abuse among clergy (4%) compared to practising Catholics in Spain (2.51%).
Gender Disparity: The U.S. and Canada data indicates a greater proportion of male victims, consistent with the overall pattern of abuse in the Catholic Church. The Spain data does not provide information on the gender distribution of victims.
Age of Victims: The U.S. and Canada data indicate that most victims are adolescents aged 14 or over, with 15% under 10. Again, the Spain data does not offer this level of detail.
General Population vs. Church: The Spain data suggests that the percentage of abused children is somewhat similar whether one looks at the general population (0.844%) or all Catholics (0.8111%). The U.S. and Canada data does not offer a comparable statistic for the general population.
Active vs. Practising Catholics: The U.S. and Canada survey focused on "active Catholics," which may or may not be synonymous with "practising Catholics" in Spain. The rates of abuse among these groups are closer to each other (2.51% in Spain and an average of 2.5% in the U.S. and Canada when considering both males and females).
In summary, while there are some similarities, such as the higher risk within certain subgroups of the Catholic community, there are also key differences, such as the rate of abuse among clergy and the gender distribution of victims. Further research would be needed to understand these variations fully.
52% of 47.42 = 24,658,400
The total number of abused children in Spain, according to the given data, is 400,000. This accounts for approximately 0.844% of the total population of Spain (47,420,000).
Variabilities in Abuse Rates
Among Practising Catholics:
About 2.51% of practising Catholics are involved in cases where children have been abused.
Among All Catholics:
About 0.8111% of all people identifying as Catholics (both practising and non-practising) are involved in cases where children have been abused.
Among the General Population:
About 0.844% of the total population are children who have been abused, regardless of the belief system of the abusers.
Higher Rates Among Practising Catholics: The percentage of abused children is noticeably higher among practising Catholics (2.51%) compared to the overall Catholic population (0.8111%). This suggests that within this particular religious subgroup, the prevalence of abuse is more acute.
General Population: When considering the general population, the percentage of abused children (0.844%) is similar to that within the overall Catholic population (0.8111%). However, it is significantly lower than the percentage within practising Catholics (2.51%).
Comparative Risk: Based on these percentages, it can be inferred that children in practising Catholic households or communities are at a statistically higher risk of abuse compared to the general population or the broader Catholic community.
These variabilities in percentages might be indicative of certain societal, cultural, or institutional factors that could be influencing the rates of abuse within these specific groups.
France Findings (2021)
Victims: An estimated 330,000 children were victims, making up about 0.493% of the total population of France.
Abusers: Around 3,000 priests and other people involved in the church were abusers, making up about 0.0045% of the total population.
Victims per Abuser: On average, each abuser in France had 110 victims.
Gender of Victims: About 80% of the victims were boys.
U.S. and Canada Findings
Gender Ratio: 1.7% females and 3.3% males had been abused by priests.
Frequency of Abuse Among Clergy: Around 4% of priests and deacons in the U.S. were involved in child abuse.
Spain Findings (2023)
Victims: 400,000 children were victims, making up about 0.844% of the total population.
Estimated Abusers: Based on the average number of victims per abuser in France, there would be an estimated 3,636 abusers in Spain, making up about 0.0077% of the population.
Higher Rates of Victims in Spain: Spain has a higher percentage of victims (0.844%) compared to France (0.493%).
Lower Rates of Abusers in Spain: The estimated percentage of abusers in Spain (0.0077%) is higher than that in France (0.0045%).
Gender Disparity: Both the France and U.S. data show a higher proportion of male victims, consistent with the overall pattern of abuse in the Catholic Church.
Victims per Abuser: The average number of victims per abuser in France (110) is staggering and was used to estimate the number of abusers in Spain.
Comparative Risk: Both in France and Spain, the data suggests that children in Catholic households or communities are at a statistically higher risk of abuse compared to the general population.
Systemic Issues: Both the French and Spanish data highlight systemic issues within the Catholic Church that contribute to these high rates of abuse.
These comparisons offer a grim picture of the widespread issue of child abuse w
Recent findings in Spain found that 0.6% of the population of Spain had been sexually abused by Roman Catholic
priests and laity.
Current world population is 8 billion - 0.6% = 48 million possibly raped by Catholics globally.
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