St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world
A study funded by the USA National Institute of Drug Abuse found that "Among more than 1,400 adult females, childhood sexual abuse was associated with increased likelihood of drug dependence, alcohol dependence, and psychiatric disorders. The associations are expressed as odds ratios: for example, women who experienced nongenital sexual abuse in childhood were 2.83 times more likely to suffer drug dependence as adults than were women who were not abused."

Catholic priest from Ireland, and child molester, who allegedly used his position to gain access to his victims.

- Seán Fortune

In March 2002, a BBC documentary, titled Suing the Pope, highlighted the case of Seán Fortune, one of the most notorious clerical sex offenders.

- Catholic Church sexual abuse cases in Ireland
St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world

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