The Catholic Church might like us to believe that paedophilia is a modern-day problem. But as this animated video from topical Australian program Hungry Beast shows, the problem has existed for thousands of years.
The first documented reference to paedophilia in Catholic doctrine actually dates back to around 60AD. This video then takes us through other dark moments in the history of Catholicism.
Watching this video play out, you don’t wonder why the Catholic Church has such a problem with paedophilia today. You wonder why it wouldn’t? Secrecy and cover-ups have been par for the course over centuries, so change is clearly going to take some time. But one wonders how many small children will suffer in the process.