Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 2, 2013 / 01:03 am
As the first set of religious orders' files on accused sex abusers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is released, one leading priest has urged prayer for victims and continued efforts for child protection.
"Please continue to pray for the victims and their families and all impacted by this terrible tragedy in the history of our Church," said Monsignor Joseph V. Brennan, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General for the L.A. archdiocese.
"Let us all continue to remain vigilant and work together to protect children and young people from all harm," he added in an Aug. 1 message to priests, deacons, parish life directors and principals of the archdiocese.
"The archdiocese and our Catholic community of faith in Los Angeles remain committed to the assistance of victims, protection of children and the prevention of abuse."