CNA Staff, Mar 18, 2021 / 21:51 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual abuse since 1933.
Brenda Fitzgerald, who heads the diocese’s Safeguarding Advisory Committee, said the diocese will publish a report detailing priests who were convicted in court or were found guilty in an internal investigative process. The report will also discuss the people who knew about the abuse and how it was handled.
“There is no doubt it is going to evaluate if past historical decisions were appropriate. And actually, by reviewing that, what can we learn for future situations?” she told CBC News.
Fitzgerald emphasized the importance of providing victims of sexual abuse with answers. She said it took longer than expected to create the list, but the committee wanted to provide the most accurate information possible.