‘Overwhelming tragedy’: More than 600 children abused by Baltimore’s Catholic Church over 60 years, report says
Cathedral of Mary our Queen, Metropolitan Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland (Wikipedia)
By Michael Gryboski - Posted at The Christian Post:
More than 600 children were abused by clergy belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore over more than 60 years, according to a new report released by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.
Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown released a redacted version of the “Report on Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore” on Wednesday, which was based on a grand jury investigation that began in 2018.
According to the report, the Archdiocese of Baltimore had 156 abusers in its ranks, which included priests, deacons, seminarians and other employees of the Church body, whose abuses took place from the 1940s into the early 21st century.
“The incontrovertible history uncovered by this investigation is one of pervasive and persistent abuse by priests and other Archdiocese personnel. It is also a history of repeated dismissal or cover up of that abuse by the Catholic Church hierarchy,” stated the report.