Hundreds of children who died at Scottish orphanage run by Catholic nuns 'are found buried in a mass unmarked grave'

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Hundreds of children who died at Scottish orphanage run by Catholic nuns 'are found buried in a mass unmarked grave'

Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:06 pm


Up to 400 children who died at a Scottish orphanage are believed to have been dumped in a mass grave, research has revealed.
The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul ran the Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark from 1864 until it closed in 1981.
The nuns previously acknowledged that children had been buried in 158 compartments in the town's St Mary's Cemetery.
But a joint investigation by the BBC's File on Four programme and the Sunday Post newspaper has shown 402 children died at the orphanage.
It is thought that most were buried in an unmarked section at St Mary's.
Former First Minister Jack McConnell, who apologised on behalf of the Scottish Government to victims of care home abuse in 2004, said: 'After so many years of silence, we must now know the truth of what happened.'
Analysis of 15,000 records has found that an average of one child died at the home every three months.
It is believed most, without families able to pay for funerals, were buried at St Mary's.
As the youngsters were from places across Scotland, spot checks with other authorities found only two were laid to rest elsewhere.
A total of 11,601 residents passed through Smyllum Park during its decades in operation, according to evidence given at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
Records show names and dates of birth and death. Descriptions of causes of death include accidents and diseases of the time such as TB, flu and scarlet fever. Some died of malnutrition.
The charity has previously appeared at the inquiry in Edinburgh where it claimed there was no evidence of abuse or mistreatment. But it has been called back to give further evidence in November.
The hearing will also consider four other residential care establishments run by the Daughters of Charity.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: 'Clearly these are serious allegations and our thoughts are with the families of those affected.
'We recognise the great hurt and damage caused to those who were abused in childhood by the very individuals and institutions who should have cared for them.
'That is why we established an independent inquiry into the abuse of children in care.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4872184/Bodies-hundreds-orphans-Syllum-Park-found.html
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Post by Cass on Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:41 pm

How is a child dying of malnutrition not abuse?

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Evil or Very Mad

And still the British authorities that allowed it to happen stay quite;  as with the theft of so many children during and after WWII, exporting them out to former colonies, lying to the children and their families, and the British gov't being complicit in the coverups and denial of so much child abuse (physical, mental, sexual, slave labour, deprivation..), and protecting various society, aristocratic and royal paedo's and virtual 'slave traders'.

The British gov't recognises all too well that it would be up for ££ Billions ££ in compensation payments, if they ever admit to their past sins..

And there are a couple of people on here who continue to champion the gov'ts stance  !

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