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Catholic group releases list of members accused of sexual abuse


Canadian Jesuits have released a list of priests and brothers they believe have been accused of sexually abusing minors over the past 70 years.

Jesuits, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, published a list of 27 names today, following an audit that began in 2020 that examined documents dating back to the 1950s.

All but three of the men named are dead.

The release of the names is part of Jesuit efforts to promote transparency, accountability, justice and healing for survivors of abuse, the order said.

In many cases, the abuse was discovered after the death of the alleged abuser, and some cases never reached a criminal or civil trial.

In a statement, Rev. Erik Oland said that despite the exhaustive review, other names may be added to the list in the future.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 13, 2023.

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors in Canada

If you or someone you know is struggling with sexual assault or trauma, the following resources are available to support people in crisis:

If you are in immediate danger or fear for your safety, you should call 911.

A complete list of sexual harassment centers in Canada that offer information, advocacy and counseling can be found here: Resources in your community can be found by entering your zip code.

Helplines, legal services and sites that offer sexual assault kits can be found in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. here.

National Residential School Crisis Line: +1 866 925 4419

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