"There was evidence of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect and unacceptable practices across the institutions and homes examined," he said.
"The inquiry also identified failings where institutions sought to protect their reputations and individuals against whom allegations were made, by failing to take any action at all, failing to report matters to or deliberately misleading the appropriate authorities and moving those against whom allegations were made to other locations.
It also called for the creation of a Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse to offer victims support and assistance.
It recommended the provision of extra state funding to provide specialist care for victims.
The Order also failed to take steps to expel him from priesthood, said the inquiry.Retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart (centre) at the conclusion of the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in Northern Ireland with Geraldine Doherty (right, Who was formerly Head of the Central Councillor education and training Social work in Scotland) and David Lane CBE , (left, Who was formerly Director of Social services in Wakefield) Victims of historic child abuse in Northern Ireland should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has recommended.Those abused in state, church and charity run homes should also be offered an official apology from government and the organisations that ran the residential facilities where it happened, the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry found.Sir Anthony also dismissed claims that intelligence agencies were aware of such a ring and covered it up in order to blackmail the high-profile abusers.Three staff members at Kincora were found guilty of abusing residents in the 1970s but there had long been rumours that others, including civil servants and businessmen, were involved.