Nashville Catholic Diocese Releases Names of Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 2, 2018

In response to this summer's Pennsylvania grand jury report that found allegations of widespread clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville has published the names of 13 former priests accused of sexually abusing minors, The Tennessean reports. The ex-clergy listed served as priests from the 1940s to the 1990s and held positions at Catholic parishes, schools and youth programs across the state. Of those listed, nine are dead, two are in Tennessee state prisons and two are still alive. None are in active ministry. The U.S. Justice Department has recently asked all dioceses in the nation to preserve their records related to child abuse.