Jesuits give a list of priests who are credibly accused & # 39; sexual abuse of children in the past 70 years as part of an apology to victims and their families
- Catholic group has priesthood names credibly accused & # 39; of sexual abuse of children free
- Offenses date from 1950 with the last known incident that took place in Maryland 2002
- More than 160 names of accused priests issued this year by the Jesuit Provinces in the US
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A Catholic group from Maryland published a list of priestly names that were credibly accused & # 39; of sexual abuse of children dating from 1950.
The Jesuits from the province of Maryland, a branch of the Catholic Church with more than 16,000 members worldwide, unveiled the list of 13 priesthoods as part of a wider apology to victims and their families.
In a letter published on the group's website, Rev. Rob Hussey, the leader of the Order of Maryland, wrote: "We are very sorry that we have caused harm to victims and their families.
We hope that this revelation of names will contribute to reconciliation and healing. & # 39;
In the letter, Rev. Hussey said that the people demanded transparency and accountability & # 39; and gave a detailed list of the names of the accused priests who investigated by the county of Maryland.
Rev. Hussey helps that the people demand transparency & accountability & # 39; and gave a detailed list of the names and accusations of 13 that were investigated by the county of Maryland
Some of the priests on the list have faced multiple allegations of sexual abuse with at least three cases stretching over three decades in the period from the 1950s to the 1980s.
The letter adds that there are accusations that can not be fully investigated in order to determine credibility, but we release the names because there is a reasonable possibility that the alleged abuse has occurred & # 39 ;.
Of the 13 names mentioned, five are still alive and live in guarded homes under & # 39; a security plan & # 39;
A priest adheres to a rosary, a help of worship that helps to increase the number of prayers or 'Hail Greetings & # 39; to count if they are nominated out loud or internally
According to the Jesuits of Maryland, the last known incident occurred in 2002.
Since 2002, the group has been claiming a & # 39; number of reforms & # 39; to have entered and a & # 39; zero tolerance policy & # 39; to handle against sexual abuse.
The Jesuits in the United States consist of five provinces and the Jesuits from Maryland letter comes from the back of the two other releases of Jesuit organizations.
Both the Western and the Central and Southern Provinces have released 150 priests this month who were confronted with similar credible accusations.
On January 5, the Northeast Province will release a list of names of priests accused in its region.
The county of Maryland & # 39; encourage anyone who suspects abuse by clerics or county employees & # 39; to contact their local authorities or the office of the Maryland & # 39; s province.