Erie bishop seen as a reformer by some - but not by clergy sex abuse victims
By Ivey DeJesus, May 23, 2018, PennLive
Late last week, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie added six names to the list of clergy and staff that have been credibly accused of child sex molestation.
The names joined the list of 51 other names that in April were first made public by the head of the diocese, Bishop Lawrence Persico.
It's become the modus operandi for a cleric fast earning the moniker of a reformer: the idea, that is, of a bishop who offers up a measure of transparency from within an institution known for its historically secretive and guarded confines.
"His philosophy is 'we are going to protect the children of the diocese,'" said Mark Rush, an attorney with Pittsburgh-based K&L Gates law firm, who has been working with the diocese throughout . . .
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