Court orders diocese to release sexual abuse case documents

Image+%3D+Bishop+Lori+%3D+Diocese+of+Bridgeport. Court orders diocese to release documents sexual abuse casesThe Diocese of Bridgeport has been ordered to release thousands of documents connected to several sexual abuse cases settled in 2001 after their appeal was refused by the U.S. Supreme court, according to the Catholic News Agency.

The documents, which were ordered to be released by a Waterbury Superior Court judge, pertain to 23 lawsuits which were filed between 1993 and 1999 regarding the actions of six priests in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

According to the diocese, “of the seven priests associated with these cases, five were removed and banned from ministry, one was deceased at the time the allegation was brought forward, and the case against the seventh priest was unsubstantiated. He remains in ministry today.” The suits were resolved eight years ago.

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