Firm hired to compile list of credibly accused priests

Firm hired to compile list of credibly accused priests

Firm hired to compile list of credibly accused priests

Carolyn Fortney, second from left, who was sexually abused as a child by a Roman Catholic Priest, speaks during a news conference as state Sens. Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny, left, Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, second right, and Maria Collett, D-Montgomery right, listen at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Democratic lawmakers say they are attempting anew to give now-adult victims of child sexual abuse a reprieve from time limits in Pennsylvania law that prohibit them from suing perpetrators and institutions that may have covered it up. (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke.)

More than half the dioceses across the country and some religious orders have recently released lists of priests with substantiated abuse allegations.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — An investigative and consulting company operated by three former FBI agents has been hired by the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to compile a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

The Kansas City Star reports that St. Louis-based Fidelity Consultants will review diocesan files and write a report that includes the names of priests who have served in the diocese and been credibly accused.

More than half the dioceses across the country and some religious orders have recently released lists of priests with substantiated abuse allegations.

The church has come under renewed scrutiny since August, when a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report finding that church leaders had covered up sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over seven decades.

 

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