SAN ANTONIO (TX)
January 31, 2019
By Zack Hedrick
The Archdiocese of San Antonio has released a report on allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy members in the Archdiocese.
The report goes back to 1940, outlining more than 150 credible accusations and naming 57 clergy members.
“We were not where we should have been,” said Garcia-Siller. “We did not act in a timely manner.”
From 1940 to 2019, the report states more than 3,000 priests have ministered in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
The most recent allegation was actually submitted in the last few weeks, Garcia-Siller says.
The Archdiocese states most of the priests identified in the report are either dead or have been removed from ministry.
“This report can bring more people to come forward and it’s part of what we intend,” said Garcia-Siller.
The report shows no one has alleged they were sexually abused by a clergy member in the Archdiocese between 2010 and 2019.
While the list was being compiled, Archbishop Garcia-Siller says he met with survivors of sexual abuse here in San Antonio.
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