After the United States, the country with the next highest number of reported cases is Ireland.
There have been many cases of by , , and of.
In 2016, the Catholic Church reappointed a convicted and jailed priest in the Ootacamund Diocese in Tamil Nadu, with little regard for victims rights and children's safety.
Retrieved 14 September 2014.
Jesus Delgado, biographer and personal secretary to Archbishop was dismissed by the Archdiocese after investigations revealed that he had molested a girl, now 42 years of age, when she was between the ages of 9 and 17.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In earlier times, clergy to whom sexual abuse of minors was reported were not required by their superiors to notify the police, but to investigate themselves, and if necessary inform the Vatican.
In September 2010, an appeals court ruled that the raids were illegal.