Providence Catholic Diocese to release list of priests credibly accused of sexual abusing minors

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has announced that it will release the names of all local clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

According to a statement released Sunday night, the diocese will release a list at 8am on Monday that will include “clergy, diocesan and religious order priests as well as deacons”.

“As this list is made public, it is our hope that it provides healing and consolation to those who have been harmed and is a sign of our ongoing commitment to transparency and protecting children and youth,” the diocese said in that statement.