Reported Totals of Accused Catholic Clergy:

Argentina Compared to Other Countries

  Catholics (2004) Total Priests (2004)1 Accused Clerics
Netherlands 5,042,000 3,418 8002
Ireland 4,161,000 4,690 3373
Belgium 7,775,000 7,279 504
Argentina 34,480,000 5,648 70+
U.S. 64,621,000 44,906 6,2754

1Total number of diocesan and religious order priests. Excludes deacons, male religious and female religious.

2The Deetman report was commissioned by the Dutch bishops' conference and Dutch Religious Conference in 2010.  It tallied "priests, brothers, pastoral workers employed by the church and laypersons" alleged to have abused children within the Catholic Church between 1945 and 2010.

3Reports were commissioned by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, which encompasses all of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Includes data from 16 of the conference's 26 dioceses, and only 4 of more than 100 religious congregations that have been active in Irish schools and parishes.  To see the individual diocesan reports, go to:

4Total is based on unverified self-reported tallies by US dioceses and religious orders of "credibly" and "not implausibly" priests and deacons accused of abuse between 1950 and 2012. Total does not include accused male religious or female religious. 

















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