Letters Celibacy and Catholic priests

Time for root and branch reform

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2621 (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2621
  1. Alex Scott-Samuel, senior lecturer in public health1
  1. 1Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB
  1. alexss{at}liverpool.ac.uk

    The events to which Delamothe refers are but the latest in a pandemic of sexual and physical abuse which has been apparent for decades and is systematically attributable to the institutional practices of the Roman Catholic Church.1 In every country …

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