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Victims of Abuse by Pennsylvania Priests File Class Action Lawsuit

posted on September 18, 2018

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports, “Pennsylvania Catholics are suing all eight dioceses in the state, claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up ongoing sexual abuse by priests.” Zauzmer adds, “The two people bringing the lawsuit are Ryan O’Connor, a resident of the Diocese of Pittsburgh who says he was abused by a priest from age 10 to 12, and Kristin Hancock, who reads at Mass in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on Sundays. Both have children in Catholic schools.” O’Connor and Hancock allege that the dioceses in Pennsylvania are still working to cover up sexual abuse by refusing to document names of victims and incidents of abuse in the grand jury report.

Read at The Washington Post