Catholic diocese of Fall River releases names of credibly accused priests

SE Mass
Parishioners, Fall River Diocese discuss future of city churches

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River has released a list of 75 clergy credibly or publicly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

The diocese in a statement Thursday said more than three-quarters of the names released by the diocese have already been made public through previous announcements from the church, media reports, or other means.

There are currently no priests in ministry who have been credibly accused.

Bishop Edgar da Cunha said he was profoundly sorry for any abuse perpetrated by priests within this diocese and is working to make sure it never happens again.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 1/14/2021: Richard Arenberg, Interim Director of the Taubman Center, Brown University

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community