Pennsylvania has now ruled that parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy members can move forward with a litigation against the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The ruling alleges that it has not fulfilled its obligations under state law to report child sexual abusers.
The Pittsburgh diocese, along with the other seven dioceses in the state have created a public nuisance by failing to report each and every allegation of child abuse, claims the survivors and their parents. They are asking that they release information about all of the known allegations. Attorneys for the parents and survivors claimed that the order is the first time private citizens have been allowed to challenge the church – and for the church to prove it is complying with the reporting law. Read the AP News Post here.
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