STATMENT BY THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS ON THE FINDINGS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INVESTIGATING GRAND JURY

August 27, 2018

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published the following statement to address the grievous sin, crime, and scandal of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and associated cover-ups in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

Catholics across our country are rightly ashamed and saddened regarding the findings of the Pennsylvania Investigating Grand Jury. With Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we reiterate the profound sadness that we as Bishops feel each time we learn about the harm caused as a result of abuse by Church leaders of any rank. The Bishops of Canada treat with great seriousness instances of sexual abuse of minors and inappropriate conduct on the part of all pastoral workers - be they fellow Bishops, other clergy, consecrated persons or laity.

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