Archdiocese of Hartford Addresses Ongoing Sex Abuse Scandal


September 23, 2018

The Archdiocese of Hartford is again addressing the ongoing sexual abuse scandal shaking the Catholic church.

In a letter to parishioners released Sunday, Archbishop Leonard Blair acknowledged past sexual abuse cases within the diocese, stating that two priests have been credibly accused of sexually assaulting a minor over the last 20 years, and both faced criminal charges and prosecution.

He went on to say that the abuse has not been “occurring widely” in the Archdiocese of Hartford for at least 20 years, and there has been a zero-tolerance policy in place since 2002.

Blair said there are no credible claims against any current priests.

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