Timeline of Ireland's Catholic abuse scandals
But the commission said its fact-finding — which included unearthing decades-old church files, chiefly stored in the Vatican, on scores of unreported abuse cases from Ireland's industrial schools — demonstrated that officials understood exactly what was at stake: their own reputations...
"Contrary to the congregations' claims that the recidivist nature of sexual offending was not understood, it is clear from the documented cases that they were aware of the propensity for abusers to re-abuse," it said.
Irish priests beat, raped children: report
I wonder what it would do for our understanding of sexual offenders if we could actually get all of the Vatican's secret files on this and all of the other cases that they have here in the United States and worldwide and codify them into a single database?
I bet we could get profiles out that could spit out the phone numbers of pedophiles.