Virginia: Richmond and Arlington Dioceses Release 58 Names of Abusers

Virginia’s two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy. The diocese of Richmond said each of the 42 priests on its list had a “credible and substantiated” allegation of … Read more

Virginia Attorney General Herring Investigating Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church

Attorney General Mark Herring on Wednesday said his office and Virginia State Police are investigating sexual abuse within the two Catholic dioceses in Virginia, and whether people in authority covered up abuse. Herring announced the ongoing investigation at a news conference at his office, saying his review began after a grand jury in Pennsylvania issued … Read more