Diocese of Oakland delays release of sex abuse list until 2019


The Diocese of Oakland announced Friday that it needs more time before releasing the names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. 

On Oct. 8 the diocese pledged to publish the names within 45 days, but now says the publication won’t be until after Jan. 1 2019. 

“We have decided it is essential we contact survivors in advance of a public announcement, and this will require a sensitivity to their unique situations,” the diocese said in a statement. “Secondly, it is important we spend more time verifying the information we have on priests from religious orders and from other dioceses who served in the Oakland Diocese.”



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