Je­suit prov­ince releases names of ac­cused abusers

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

ST. LOUIS - A Catholic Je­suit prov­ince that cov­ers 13 states in the Mid­west and South says it has found “cred­i­ble al­le­ga­tions” of sex­ual abuse in­volv­ing 42 priests and other min­istry lead­ers dat­ing back to 1955.

The Je­suits U.S. Cen­tral and South­ern Prov­ince, which is based in St. Louis and which also cov­ers Puerto Rico and Belize, re­leased the names Fri­day. Most of the men cited are de­ceased and oth­ers are no longer Je­suits. The prov­ince says four are still mem­bers of the prov­ince but are not ac­tive in min­istry and live in su­per­vised hous­ing. The list in­cludes mostly priests but also broth­ers who serve some min­istry func­tions but who are not or­dained, and “scholas­tics,” which are men in train­ing to be­come priests.

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