The Archdiocese of NY has released 120 names of clergy members accused of abuse.
115 Priests, 5 Deacons Named in Abuse Report from Archdiocese of New York
On Friday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York released the names of 115 priests and five deacons who have been accused of sexually abusing children or being in possession of child pornography.
A letter was released alongside the list, in which Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote that he is aware of “the shame that has come upon our church due to the sexual abuse of minors. I write to ask forgiveness again for the failings of those clergy and bishops who should have provided for the safety of our young people but instead betrayed the trust placed in them by God and by the faithful.”
53 of the priests and deacons on the list were deemed “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors – meaning that they either admitted to it, were convicted of a crime, or were part of a civil settlement. About half of these clergy members have died.
But sexual abuse survivor advocates are not entirely satisfied with what they say are unreliable and incomplete lists. The lists do not specify the dates or locations of the alleged abuse, nor the responses to the allegations.
The Archdiocese of New York joins over 120 other dioceses throughout the nation that have released similar lists. Only two other archdioceses in the country have not released lists of clergy accused of abuse.