Br. James H. Kline

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 12/10/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 2014 fellow Marianist Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations when a man came forward to allege abuse while he was a student at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. After the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims, allegations were made against seven other brothers, including at least one against Kline. Kline was at North Catholic 1940-1947. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died in 12/1997. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to the diocese and students.

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