Pennsylvania Catholic Bishop Publishes List Of 71 Alleged Sex Abusers

Source: Huffington Post

The Harrisburg diocese apologized for failing to respond properly to abuse allegations against priests and other church leaders.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese on Wednesday identified 71 priests and other members of the church who had been accused of child sex abuse and said it was holding accountable the bishops who led the church for the past 70 years, announcing their names will be stripped from all church properties.

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At a news conference to detail the church’s actions, Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer apologized to those who were abused, the Catholic faithful and the community and expressed his “profound sorrow.”

 

“Many of those victimized as children continue to suffer as survivors from the harm they experienced,” said the bishop, who was appointed in 2014.

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