Guy Ossito Midiohouan: "the practices revealed by the Sauvé report also exist in Africa"

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Guy Ossito Midiohouan is professor of African literature and civilizations at the University of Calavi, in Benin.

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By: Carine Frenk Follow

About 3,000 priests or religious involved, more than 300,000 victims between 1950 and 2020. The publication of the Sauvé report, on October 5, 2021, on child crime within the Catholic Church in France continues to arouse strong reactions, and not only in France.

In Benin, Guy Ossito Midiohouan, professor of literature and African civilizations at the University of Calavi, near Cotonou, calls on the Church of Benin to open a similar investigation.

He has just published a column in the Beninese press in this regard and answers Carine Frenk's questions.

  • Benign

  • Religion

  • Rights of the child

  • Criminality

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