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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests 'Credibly Accused' Of Sexual Abuse

The list, which includes allegations dating back as far as 1948 and as recently as 1996, was released days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Wuerl resigned on Friday after accusations of covering up sexual abuse. Source: Jim Watson

The Catholic archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has released a list of 31 clergymen who have been "credibly accused" of abusing children over a decades-long period — a move that comes just days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl for allegedly covering up sexual abuse in the Church.

The documents cases dating back as far 1948 and as recently as 1996. Eighteen priests were arrested and 17 of them are now dead. None

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