The Wider Image: Placards outside monastery expose abuse in Spanish Church
The headlights of a passing car in Madrid, Spain, February 14, 2019, illuminate the entrance to the gym of the school where Fernando Garcia-Salmones, 58, says he was raped by a priest almost 44 years ago. "The first reaction from the Church about the abuses has been to say that no homosexual will be allowed in seminaries. This is not about homosexuality, this is about power," Garcia-Salmones said. On a rainy afternoon in 1975 Garcia-Salmones was by himself at his school's playground when he was called into the room of his abuser to get dry. "He realised I was vulnerable and helpless, a lonely little mouse, " he said. When Garcia-Salmones decided to take the case to the courts in 1995, it had already run its statute of limitations. REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "ABUSE SPAIN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.