Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:25 PM ET

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National Audio 8:25 PM ET

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NAT134 - (US-Pennsylvania-Dioceses-Sex-Abuse-Investigation) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-26s. A Pennsylvania grand jury finds credible evidence that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused at least a thousand children for decades, and senior church officials systematically covered up the abuse. David Wright reports the grand jury probe was the most extensive investigation of Catholic clergy abuse by any U-S state. ("..circle of silence.") (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: In nearly all of the cases, the statute of limitations has run out, meaning that criminal charges cannot be filed. More than 100 of the priests are dead, and many others are retired or have been dismissed from the priesthood or put on leave. …

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