From Associated Press:
The lists released Wednesday identified priests and deacons who served in the dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Metuchen and Paterson and the archdiocese of Newark. Many priests on the lists are deceased, and others have been removed from ministry.p bring healing to those whose lives have been so deeply violated.”
From The New York Times:
The diocese in Camden named 56 priests and one deacon who have been credibly accused of abuse; Trenton named 30 priests; Paterson named 28 priestsand one deacon; and the Metuchen diocese identified one deacon and 10 priests, including two who are the subject of law enforcement investigations. One of them, Patrick Kuffner, was suspended last year after three people accused him of abusing them as children when he was a teacher at a Staten Island school.
In the past month, bishops in Hartford, Kansas City and most of the 15 of the dioceses in Texas were among those that shared the names of credibly accused priests. The wave of disclosures has been described by some Catholic officials as a move toward transparency as the church seeks to reassure followers who have grown disillusioned by the drumbeat of accusations.
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