Cdow Records Reveal Decades of Abuse, Cover-Up

By Amy Cherry
February 15, 2012

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Shocking documents revealing decades of abuse covered up by the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington are now a part of the public record, as required by a recent settlement with survivors.

WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

The accounts are heart-breaking.

"Victims who have killed themselves; boys who were taken to sex orgies and given drugs, who fear that they have AIDS," says Anne Barrett Doyle of who's asking Catholics and everyone to read them online.

The archive holds at least 30-thousand pages, and Doyle says many are missing. She says it's one of the only collections revealing that the men who masterminded the cover-up are still in power at the Catholic Dicoese of Wilmington.

She's calling for the resignations of Monsignors Cini and Lemon -- to start.

"We expect these men to be put out of active ministry, immediately," says Barrett Doyle.

In response to survivors' calls for priests in position of power with the diocese to step down, Bob Krebs, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington says Bishop Malooly has been through the bankruptcy process and has reviewed several documents.

"If there had been anything that would've warranted removing any of these three men from their positions than the Bishop would've taken action already," says Krebs.

To see the documents for yourself visit BishopAccountability.


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