Jesuits in Spain express ‘shame, pain, and regret’ over abuse


January 23, 2021

By Inés San Martín

After releasing a report documenting 81 cases of the sexual abuse of minors in Spain, the Jesuit leadership in the country expressed “shame, pain, and regret.”

The report on allegations of abuse made against members of the religious order covered the years 1927-2020, and also included documentation about the sexual abuse of 37 adults in that period.

“We feel shame, pain and regret,” said Jesuit Father Antonio España, the head of the Spanish province of the order.

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