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Lafayette Diocese to release list of credibly accused priests today

Posted at 6:23 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 07:43:35-04

Today, the Diocese of Lafayette will release its list of credibly accused priests.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel made that announcement on Wednesday, April 10 in a letter to parishioners. The list will name 33 priests and four deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse in the diocese.

KATC’s Abby Breidenbach was LIVE at the Diocese of Lafayette Offices Friday morning with more.

The Diocese of Lake Charles released their list on Thursday afternoon: Diocese of Lake Charles releases list of accused clergy

Six names on the Lake Charles Diocese list have connections to the Acadiana area. Two accused were previously unknown to KATC and have been added to our own list of credibly accused priests in the Diocese of Lafayette.

To see those names and read more: list of credibly accused priests.

Lafayette Diocese to release clergy abuse list

Hear from Bishop Deshotel on the list release below: