Because the deserve the truth to be known about what happened to them.I'm still not clear what this is intended to achieve. There have been inquiries the various religious orders didn't pay the compensation. What is this going to achieve? Nobody will go to jail, the taxpayer shouldn't be funding this and we shouldn't pay compensation for it. What is the end game here? I've asked it many times before, but what point is there in exhuming the bodies? What's to be done with them, a Christian burial? That would be an obscenity on top of an obscene waste of money already wasted. The past is a foreign land, what was done was unforgivable but there are many urgent current issues to be dealing with and this should be left in the past were it belongs, not picked at like a scab.