At the threshold: Monks and novices

"...Child abuse in religious establishments by both Buddhist and Christian clergy in Sri Lanka is rampant...According to figures from Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), only three Buddhist monks have been convicted of child abuse in Sri Lanka in recent history. Research carried out by the BBC Sinhala service has revealed that over the last decade, nearly 110 Buddhist monks have been charged for sexual and physical assaults on minors in Sri Lanka." - 'Sri Lanka's hidden scourge of religious child abuse'|  1 June 2012, BBC News

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