Bishop David Zubik admits priests named in a massive sexual abuse report still in church
The Bishop of Pittsburgh was forced to admit that some pedophile priests named in a massive sexual abuse report still remain in the ministry because some allegations cannot be substantiated.
Bishop David Zubik clarified that priests with substantiated allegations are no longer in ministry.
Zubik said that once the report is released, he will meet with congregations whose priests are named in the report to explain why the diocese determined the allegations against them to be unsubstantiated therefore keeping them in ministry.
“There is no priest or deacon in an assignment today against whom there was a substantiated allegation of child sexual abuse,” Zubik said.
The DailyCaller reports: The soon to be released grand jury report, which took two years to compile, lists over 300 “predator priests” found in six dioceses in Pennsylvania. Zubik announced August 4 that he would publicly out predator priests from his diocese named in the report once it is released.
His announcement followed similar moves from the bishops of Harrisburg and Erie, who published lists of the priests identified in their dioceses as having perpetrated abuse.
Cover up and payoffs
In May, Neon Nettle reported the Vatican paid out almost $4 billion in compensation to the child victims of pedophile priests according to a shocking investigation.
The Vatican has spent an eye-watering $3,994,797,060.10 to families of child abuse victims in order avoid being sued in court.
The shocking figure is based on a based on a three-month investigation of data which includes a full review of 7,800 articles gleaned from LexisNexis Academic and NCR databases.
But also from information derived from BishopAccountability.org and reports from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.