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The Times-Picayune: New Orleans archbishop may release names of accused priests

Posted: 6:58 PM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 20:49:24-04

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond said Thursday he and other Louisiana bishops are discussing whether to release the names of clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, according to Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

Aymond tells the New Orleans media outlet he believes “transparency is key” in addressing the accusations but says releasing the names is “riddled with problems” and “messy,” especially in cases where the abuser has since passed away.

The archbishop says a decision on the matter is expected soon.

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