Catholic leaders today released a list of names of 34 priests connected to the Youngstown diocese priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.
The Most Rev. George Murry, the Youngstown diocese bishop, told media during a news conference today that the diocese regrets that what amounts to 3 percent of priests who acted “inappropriately.”
Murry said this morning it is important for the diocese to acknowledge and apologize to victims of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
“We have to do something to ensure, always, that children are protected,” Bishop Murry said.
“Our promise to our people is that this doesn’t happen again. We’re putting this list out to clear the debt and be open and honest,” Bishop Murry said.
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