Philadelphia Cardinal Orders Investigation of 37 Priests

From CNN:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The Catholic Church in Philadelphia will investigate as many as 37 priests identified in a grand jury report as remaining in “active ministry with credible allegations of child sexual abuse,” Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, said Wednesday.

“Sexual abuse of children is a crime. It is always wrong and gravely evil,” Rigali said in a news release. “The grand jury report makes clear that for as much as the archdiocese has done to address child sexual abuse, there is still much to do.”

He also announced that three priests were placed on administrative leave pending a review.


  1. Someone pointed out on a blog once that if child molestation occurred among Pizza Hut managers at the same rate that it does in the catholic church, christians worldwide would rightly protest and boycott Pizza Hut out of existence.

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