At the threshold: Monks and novices

"...Child abuse in religious establishments by both Buddhist and Christian clergy in Sri Lanka is rampant..." reported BBC in June 2012. "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", it added. (Click image below to view photo essay)

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