Local News: Discovery – Justice for the Community


What did the Catholic Church do when non-U.S. priests were found to be involved in child abuse? Apparently, in more than a few cases, the priest was sent to San Diego.

“…many priests who were accused of abuse were from foreign countries, perhaps more than any other diocese in the nation.

That raises the question of whether San Diego bishops actively recruited, or agreed to accept, problem priests being moved from other dioceses…”

Retired San Diego Superior Court Judge William C. Pate , has made the decision to release to the public, 10,000 pages of records belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego that document instances of child abuse by priests that were known to the Church, and the techniques used by the Church to handle these problems. This story from the San Diego Union Tribune, describes the nature and extent of the records, and the impact that this decision to make the records public has had on the victims.

Below are the articles from several different news sources:

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