Syracuse Diocese to release list of clergy accused of sexual abuse of children


December 1, 2018

By Jacob Pucci

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse will publish a list Monday of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the diocese since 1950.

The list will be available online Monday morning (Dec. 3) on and

The list will include the names of priests both living and deceased, the diocese said in a statement announcing the list’s release.

The release of the list was publicly announced in a letter from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham to diocese parishioners today and made available in all parishes over the weekend. Priests were informed in meetings with the bishop on Thursday. Diocesan staff were informed Friday.

The decision to release the names of abusive priests is an apparent reversal of Cunningham’s previous policy, which was to confirm the names once a victim makes it public, but not to release a list.

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