Should he have also urged lay people in the Catholic religion to do the same ? In the Catholic Church their does seem to be a prominence of Clergy that have been engaged in this abuse .
I`m not sure that can be said of the Jehovah`s Witness religion ,my understanding is while this abuse does involve Elders and MS to some degree ,the majority of cases occurs within the laity class ,the rank and file members of the congregations.
Where the JW`s religion is responsible for a duty of care to its most vulnerable members ,the children.
Could or would the Governing Body of Jehovah`s Witnesses ever make such an appeal to the Elders ,M.S. or the rank & file of JW`s to turn themselves in if they have been guilty of sexual abuse against a child ?