- Jan 18, 2020
A former Rhode Island priest has sued his old diocese for including his name on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors.
Rhode Island’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he has gained access to nearly 70 years of records from the Diocese of Providence for his review of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy.
Rhode Island’s attorney general said Friday that it will be several more months before he is finished reviewing allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the state.
The Catholic Diocese of Providence on Monday released a list of clerics, religious order priests and deacons it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.
Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics not to support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith “clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues.”