Richmond Catholic Diocese adds names of more clergy with credible abuse allegations


Oct. 25, 2019

By Saleen Martin, Amy Poulter and Cleo-Symone Scott

Since February, the Richmond Catholic Diocese has added multiple names to its list of clergy with “credible” abuse allegations, including two with previous assignments in Hampton Roads.

The list has been updated in June, September and most recently on Oct. 4. It includes Anthony M. Canu, Patrick J. Cassidy, Terence Doyle, James J. Gormley, Donald Scales and Aedan Manning, whose name appears to be misspelled on the diocese website.

According to the Richmond Diocese, all of these men are dead.

One of those added to the list in June, Anthony M. Canu, was appointed assistant headmaster and registrar at The James Barry-Robinson High School and Home for Boys in Norfolk in 1972, according to Pilot archives.

He was also included in a 2014 list issued by the St. Cloud Diocese in Minnesota. He died in 2019.

Robert McCartney, executive director of the Barry Robinson Center in Norfolk, said this is the first the center has heard about it.

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