Boston Archdiocese Criticized for Failing to Release All Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

A lawyer who is well-known for representing victims of clergy sex abuse is criticizing the Archdiocese of Boston for not listing on its website the names of several priests who have faced accusations.

“By not publicly listing the names of credibly accused deceased priests, defrocked priests, priests no longer in publicly ministry and retired priests in which the claim has been settled favorably for the victims, the Archdiocese of Boston and the Catholic Church have once again indicated that they have lost the ability to understand the need to protect children and help victims try to heal,” Attorney Mitchell Garabedian said in a statement obtained by NBC 10 News on Tuesday.

But the archdiocese said it immediately reported all allegations to authorities when it received them.

It also noted that it does not list the names of priests who were dead when the allegations are received, as five of the latest clerics were.

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