US Catholic Church sex abuse victims still haunted after decades

US victims of Catholic Church child sex abuse crisis are demanding reform and asking, 'How can you still have faith and trust in an institution where ... these men protected each other?'

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    The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania.

    At least one sexual abuse survivor discovered that the very church official to whom he had reported abuse now faces sexual abuse accusations of his own.

    The survivor, who now leads a group of clerical abuse survivors that is demanding reform and justice from the Catholic Church, spoke with Al Jazeera.

    Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.


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