Thursday, October 18, 2018

Washington Archdiocese Posts List of Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors Since 1948

Catholic News Service reports that the Archdiocese of Washington, DC this week posted on its website the  names of 28 former clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1948. (Full list). The Archdiocese says that there have been no reported incidents in almost 20 years.  According to CNS:
The list was assembled as part of a comprehensive review of the archdiocese’s archives ordered in 2017 by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as Washington’s archbishop.
Cardinal Wuerl has recently resigned amid controversy over his handling of sex abuse cases in the 1980's and 1990's when he headed the Diocese of Pittsburgh. (See prior posting.)