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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has made public the names of 34 religious leaders it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
The diocese said in September it would release a list of names dating back to the diocese’s 1943 formation.
The Vindicator reports Bishop George Murry at a news conference Tuesday apologized to sexual abuse victims and said “our promise” is that it doesn’t happen again. Murry said 76 credible victims have reported abuse thus far.
A diocesan spokesman says the names of all the religious leaders have been reported to “civil authorities,” including those who are dead. He says no living priests on the list remain in ministry.
The Cleveland, Columbus and Steubenville dioceses have said in recent weeks they also will release names of credibly accused priests.
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released, which cited 301 priests, clergy and lay teachers with credible allegations against them. There are 99 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh alone.
- CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT AND LIST OF NAMES OF PREDATOR PRIESTS
- CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL LIST OF NAMES RELEASED BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
- CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL LIST OF NAMES RELEASED BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG
Twenty priests in the Diocese of Greensburg were also in the report.
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