Vincenzo Sorgiovanni (Your Say, Sept 9) says you can’t blame people like John Stickle (Your Say, Sept 2) for
thinking child abuse only occurs in the Catholic Church because it is the only time the media reports this abhorrent act.
He expands this conspiracy theory by claiming abuse of children is covered up or not reported when it occurs in institutions run by other churches, the State, Scouts, at sports clubs and by relatives of the victims.
Vincenzo obviously cannot accept there are more reported cases of child abuse from within the Catholic Church than elsewhere because there are more
instances of child abuse occurring there.
What’s more, the reason why child abuse is so prevalent there can only be put down to the fact that the Catholic Church demands celibacy from the priesthood.
Celibacy is unnatural and against the laws of nature, and it is therefore little wonder that priests resort to child abuse to overcome their frustrations. COLIN COULTHARD Gooseberry Hill