Boston, Mass., Oct 12, 2018 / 10:47 am
The Archdiocese of Boston announced Thursday that it is expanding its sex abuse investigation to include all three of its seminaries.
The investigation will now include Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Seminary, along with St. John's Seminary, which has been under investigation since August after two of its seminarians filed abuse claims.
In his announcement of the expansion, Cardinal Sean O'Malley said that the decision to include the other two seminaries came about in consultations about the investigation into St. John's.
"While the initial review was specific to St. John's, I have concluded that to meet the generally expected levels of transparency and accountability, it is best to expand the review to include all three seminaries," O'Malley said.