Clerical Expert Identifies Bishop Joseph Ferrario As Child Abuser before Appointment As Bishop

Jeff Anderson and Associates
April 14, 2016

[Roe 45 complaint]

[Roe 46 complaint]

[Roe 47 complaint]

What: At a press conference Wednesday, Kailua Attorney Mark Gallagher will:

Announce the filing of three lawsuits on behalf of three sexual abuse survivors before the April 24, 2016 legal deadline. The new lawsuits ask courts to force public disclosure of the identity and whereabouts of all credibly accused clerics in the Diocese of Honolulu;

Release the expert report of Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, a canon lawyer and expert in the field of clerical child sexual abuse, identifying Bishop Joseph Ferrario as a child molester prior to his appointment as Bishop;

Discuss the settlements of 26 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Diocese of Honolulu and various religious orders; and

Encourage sexual abuse survivors in Hawaii to come forward and pursue legal action under a Hawaii law that expires April 24, 2016.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM HST

WHERE: Front lanai on the Punchbowl side of Kaahumanu Hale

777 Punchbowl Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

Notes: A copy of the complaint and documents will be available on








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