I've been reading this article and I must admit I was unaware of this. However, it has truly made me feel sick to my stomach!
For those who can't be bothered reading the article the bodies of nearly 800 children, who died between 1925 and 1961 in a church run (through the state) mother and baby home for single mothers, have been found in a disused septic tank. Apparently the conditions in such places were horrendous for both mother and baby with the both being seen as needing to atone for their sins (in the mothers case being unwed and in the child's case being born).
Some of the Nuns who ran this hostel are surely still alive (although they would be in their 70's and 80's) so why hasn't this been investigated by the police especially since this has been known about since 1975? If we chase nazi and other war criminals all their life, and rightly so in my opinion, why does there seem a reluctance to do this in an instance where an organised religion is involved, especially when the crimes seem as heinous? Or is there some other reason for this reluctance that I'm just not seeing?
True, its an easy trap to fall in to, judging the past by the moral standards of today, but this was the middle of the twentieth century not the fifteenth.
Anyway, I'm interested to know other peoples thoughts on this.