Washington DC archdiocese releases list of 31 Catholic clergy accused of abusing minors

WASHINGTON – Four days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl amid criticism of his handling of clerical sex abuse, Washington’s archbishop released a list of 31 members of the clergy who had been “credibly accused” of abusing minors dating back 70 years.

Wuerl included the list in a letter to clergy, calling the move “a necessary step toward full transparency and accountability and the process of healing.”

None are in active ministry. Eighteen of...

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