Archdiocese of Washington Releases Names of 28 Priests ‘Credibly’ Accused of Child Sex Abuse
The Archdiocese of Washington on Monday released the names of 28 former clergy members who have been “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. The list, which includes allegations stretching as far back as 70 years, also names three religious-order priests who served in temporary roles. “This list is a painful reminder of the grave sins committed by clergy, the pain inflicted on innocent young people, and the harm done to the church’s faithful, for which we continue to seek forgiveness,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on Friday, said in a statement. The archdiocese posted the list on its website after Wuel ordered a comprehensive review last year.