York Daily Record
Sept. 4, 2019
By Candy Woodall
In mid-August last year, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro read a grand jury report that listed more than 300 abusive priests in Pennsylvania.
A month later, dioceses in Arkansas and San Diego released their own lists of priests and clergy members who were credibly accused of child sex abuse.
Since then, there have been hundreds of abusive clergy named every month by dioceses, religious orders and lawyers across the country. At least 20 attorneys general in other states have followed Shapiro’s lead and launched similar statewide investigations.
The following list shows everyone named, by states and dioceses, in the last year. It includes priests, deacons, bishops, monsignors, religious order brothers and nuns. If you click on the diocese name, you will be taken to their list or coverage from a local USA Today Network news organization.
Abuse survivors say every name on the list represents a cover-up that goes straight to the Vatican. Bishops say the names represent sins of the past and a church that’s moving forward in transparency.
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