Diocese of Salt Lake City posts list of all credible local clergy abuse allegations since 1950

Intermountain Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Salt Lake City

December 21, 2018

[Note: The list, reported here to have been posted on 12/17/18, is dated 12/4/18, and the PDF was created 12/13/18.]

The Diocese of Salt Lake City seeks to shed some light on clergy abuse allegations within the Diocese with the hope that it may further the healing process for those betrayed by men they believed they could trust.

As of Dec. 17, the Diocese has posted on its website, www.dioslc.org, the complete list of all priests against whom credible allegations of sexual abuse involving minors have been reported since 1950.

Bishop Oscar A. Solis first authorized the planned release of the names in August. Before the names could be released, a review by legal counsel was required to ensure victims were not further harmed and to be sure all legal requirements were appropriately met. That review is now complete.

With the release of information, Bishop Solis stated, “The list of credible allegations is one step toward providing the transparency that will help repair at least some of the wounds left by the wrongful actions of priests who abused their sacred trust. We continue to pray for the victims and their families and ask their forgiveness for our failure to protect them.”

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