Nearly 60 men who served as clergy in the Archdiocese of New Orleans have been publicly named in connection with sexual abuse allegations against them.
The schools and churches where the men served were scattered across the city. Many of the men served not just in New Orleans, but elsewhere in southeast Louisiana. The list also shows the accused served at multiple religious institutions.
The names of 57 men are included in the list. Those who are now dead “admitted or have been publicly accused of sexually abusing a minor,” officials said in a statement.
The men who are still alive have either been removed from ministry or the “final disposition of the allegation was the responsibility of the religious order.”
Archbishop Gregory Aymond says the names have been given to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office and will be provided to other district attorneys who request them.
“It’s the right thing to do and we’re doing it in order to heal and to move forward,” Aymond says.
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