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Pa. report on clergy sexual abuse is critical of Cardinal Wuerl

An extensive Pennsylvania grand jury report details alleged abuse by 301 priests in six dioceses, including Pittsburgh, where the Washington archbishop had served as bishop for 18 years. There are multiple instances in the 900-page report where Wuerl is said to have reported priests’ abusive behavior to the Vatican, but also approved the transfer and continued ministry of known offenders. Earlier Tuesday, the cardinal defended how abuse allegations were handled under his watch.

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