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Fall River Diocese releases names of clergy accused of abuse

Fall River Clergy Abuse

Title: Fall River Diocese releases names of clergy accused of abuse
Author: Amanda Hoskins
Publisher: turnto10.com, NBC 10 News, 10 WJAR
Date: 08JAN2021

Some of the records and accusations date back 70 years, with most cases involving conduct that happened between the 1960s and 1980, according to a release from the diocese.”We did it for the victims, the survivors to bring a sense of justice and healing for them,” said Bishop Edgar da Cunha.

Cunha had been criticized in the past for not releasing the list sooner.

In an interview with NBC 10 News Thursday, he admitted it took longer than he originally anticipated to thoroughly review records and files.

“My hope is by doing this will help the church, the survivors, their families, help our parishioners and move forward,” said the bishop.

Of the 75 people on the list, 44 were priests within the diocese. 28 of them have since died, according to the release.

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