However, she said she was giving the joint interview because she is “desperately keen” to help secure a Yes vote.
However, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that the average time it took between a victim of Catholic sexual abuse being abused and reporting it, or seeking redress, is 33 years.
For this reason there is insufficient data to be able to accurately ascertain current rates of child sex abuse, or to claim that abuse in the Catholic Church has fallen in recent decades.
The abused include boys and girls, some as young as 3 years old, with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14.
The accusations began to receive isolated, sporadic publicity in the late 1980s.
Cases have also been reported in other nations throughout the world.
Many of the cases span several decades and are brought forward years after the abuse occurred.The controversial vote has pitted Ireland’s Catholic religious leaders against the Government, with the major political parties arguing that it is a civil, not religious, matter.Recent polls have given the Yes campaign an overwhelming lead.Rory Mc Ilroy's ten years on Tour do not qualify him for 'veteran' status, particularly at the age of 28, but everywhere he looks, a rising cohort of talented young players is taking the world of golf by storm.Speaking alongside Ms Davidson for their first joint radio interview, Ms Wilson disclosed how she felt forced to leave Wexford in the Republic of Ireland in 2003 because social attitudes meant “I just never really felt I could be completely myself”.The Commission revealed 7% of Australian priests between 1950–2009 were accused of abusing children, and that one Catholic order had 40.4% of their non-ordained members with allegations against them in this period.