And what about the "Forgotten Australians" Victor? Hmmmn....what about them? At the very least are you going to do the honest thing and retract your statement denying they were abused?
And then the official report by the Austrialian Parliament states: "Such abuse and assault was widespread across institutions, across States and across the government, religious and other care providers."The people who identify as Forgotten Australians are generally now aged from around 40 up. They are the survivors of the roughly 500,000 children who found themselves in orphanages or Homes in the 20th century, between 1930 and 1970.
All these children suffered from deep and lasting feelings of abandonment. The loss of family, including usually separation from siblings, caused grief, feelings of isolation, guilt, self-blame and confusion about their identity.
The Senate report also revealed a history of neglect and cruelty by institutional staff and management, of abandonment and exploitation that have left at least half a million Australians, as well as many child migrants, physically and psychologically scarred.
Physical deprivation was common. Children were cold and hungry. Hard physical work was part of their daily lives. Particularly demeaning and very difficult tasks were given as punishments.
Who are the Forgotten Australians?
And yet for some odd reason you only wish to focus in on Catholic priests, and ignore these ugly facts.