One year after releasing names of abusive clergy, Baton Rouge Diocese adds two more

The Advocate

January 29, 2020

By Andrea Gallo

At the one-year anniversary of releasing a list of clergymen credibly accused of abuse, the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has added two more priests who served in Ponchatoula to their list of those with credible claims against them.

Diocesan officials announced Wednesday morning that they were adding two priests from religious orders who served in Baton Rouge to their list, which has grown since its initial release a year ago. The additions of the Rev. Richard Raphael Archer, a Dominican friar, and Rev. Lawrence Dark, a Congregation of the Holy Cross priest, bring the total of Catholic clergy members who worked in Baton Rouge and were credibly accused of abuse to 45.

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