Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 22, 2018 / 11:46 am
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has received about 50 new allegations of abuse, and a state abuse hotline has received more than 500 calls after the Aug. 14 release a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing an investigation of sexual abuse in six dioceses, including Pittsburgh.
All of the allegations reported to the diocese "are from prior to 1990 and go back as far as the 1940s," according to diocesan spokesman Rev. Nicholas Vaskov.
"We are taking all of them seriously and following our regular process for responding to them."
The allegations to the diocese came through an abuse hotline and by e-mail the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette reported. The diocese said they came from "people who had not previously contacted us."