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Trevor Noah Likens Catholic Church to a ‘Molesting Club With an Opening Prayer’

On Wednesday night, Trevor Noah briefly weighed in on the disturbing sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

According to an explosive report released by a grand jury, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania have been covering up the abuse of over 1,000 children committed by over 300 priests. It notes that “there are likely thousands more victims whose records were lost or who were too afraid to come forward.”

“Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability,” the grand jury determined. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades.”

Due to expired statute of limitations, the report will likely not lead to many criminal charges against the alleged predators.

The Daily Show host had this to say:

“A Pennsylvania grand jury has reported that the Catholic Church there protected more than 300 priests who were accused of abusing children over seven decades. Yeah. And that’s just in Pennsylvania. All right? Just in Pennsylvania,” Noah told his audience. “Like we are not even counting the rest of America and Europe and Africa. And I’m sorry guys, at some point I feel like we need to stop calling it a church and start calling it what it is; a molesting club with an opening prayer. Because that is what it feels like.”

That caused quite a reaction from the audience.

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.

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