Diocese releases names of clergy it believes were child sex abusers
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has released a list of 39 clergymen it says have been credibly accused or convicted of child sexual abuse, which it describes as “the evil actions of priests and bishops.”
More than half of those on the list released Saturday night — at least 23 — are deceased, and Robert Vasa, bishop of the diocese, said in the North Coast Catholic newsletter that none of the priests or deacons on the list are still serving in the diocese.
The names, which include three clergymen convicted of sexual offenses, were released in the newsletter. Many of them are already wellknown through public accusations, admissions or investigations. Included on the list are 14 men who were accused of child sexual abuse in other locations but did not face allegations in the Santa Rosa diocese.
The list can be found in a release from the diocese at bit.ly/2D6I4ib, prefaced by a statement from Vasa, or in the North Coast Catholic newsletter.