PHILADELPHIA | Naming names: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

3Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PHILADELPHIA  —Jan 03, 2019—Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found.

Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and 55 more have announced plans to do the same over the next few months, the AP found.

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