A Message to All Christian Believers in this Third Millennium

The opening years of this third millennium of the era of our Lord God and Saviour will be seen as the time when the Christian clergy was brought to heel over its condoning and covering up child abuse crimes committed by its priests and ministers. 

So widely spread has been the unthinkable abuse of children that governments, particularly in the Western world, have had their hands forced to take out judicial proceedings against offending individuals, and those that knowingly conspired to cover-up and conceal these atrocities. So the question stands: Why did this evil happen?