Clergy Abuse Victims Take New Route to Challenge Church in Court

070819catholicvictims_960x540Source: Wall Street Journal

Pennsylvania’s legislature hasn’t decided if it will join the growing number of states to lift the statute of limitations on victims of childhood sexual abuse, but John Patchcoski decided he wouldn’t wait any longer for his day in court.

On Wednesday, the 57-year-old and three others sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton and two of its bishops. The four men say the same priest abused them all as children.

Categories: America, Church, Sexual Abuse, USA

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