Br. James Kline

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 2014 fellow Marianist Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations when one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. After the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims, allegations were made against 7 other brothers, including at least one against Kline. Kline was at North Catholic 1940-47. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died in 12/97. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students.


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