Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2023 / 15:42 pm
Baltimore Archbishop William Lori in a letter to parishioners Monday addressed “the evil of child abuse” ahead of the expected release of a Maryland attorney general report detailing decades of abuse in the archdiocese.
“On behalf of the archdiocese, I offer my heartfelt apology to the victim-survivors and their families,” Lori wrote. “More than anything, in this moment, though, I want to pause to recognize and validate that the vile and horrifying abuse that is the subject of the attorney general’s investigation represents a grave betrayal, and that it has had devastating consequences for victim-survivors.”
The 456-page report compiled by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will be released this Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Besides detailing victims’ abuse at the hands of clergy members, the report is said to contain the names of over 150 Baltimore priests responsible for abusing over 600 children between the 1940s and 1990s.