-1 Poland's Catholic Church says it will not compensate child sex victims
Poland's Catholic Church says it will NOT pay compensation to victims of child sex abuse at the hands of priests. A spokesman for the country's Catholic Church says the responsibility for compensation lies with the perpetrator. The comments come in the wake of a 64-thousand-dollar claim made by a 25-year-old victim against local church authorities. No settlement was reached in that case. Some 27 priests have been convicted in Poland of abusing children. Child sexual abuse perpetrated by priests has a long history within the Roman Catholic Church. The scandal came to light in recent decades after numerous cases were revealed in Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe.