With the run-up to the election of a new Pope, more allegations from sexual abuse victims along with new confessions by clerical sexual  abusers are coming to light on a daily basis. The latest was Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien who has admitted to sexual misconduct and has chosen not to attend the conclave to elect the next pope. The week before it was Cardinal Roger M. Mahoney from the United States who was relieved of his duties for protecting priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Damning and as shameful as these incidents are, they pale in scope to the colossal tragedy of the 10,000 innocent aboriginal children who were proven to have been sexually abused during the 150 dark years of the Canadian Indian Residential School System. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/17/residential-school-payments-unable-to-compensate-for-genocidal-practices-survivor/ To date approximately 1.2 billion dollars has been paid to these victims by the Canadian government as a reparation for what happened then and for what continues to still haunt many today.