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Diocese of Brooklyn Sheltered Priest Accused of Abuse in Colombia

For immediate release, October 16 2018

For almost a year, Brooklyn Catholic officials refused to tell their flock about a credibly accused predator priest.

According to the Gothamist, the Diocese of Brooklyn “bypassed its own safety protocols” to hire Fr. Roberto Cadavid in 2012. Fr. Cadavid worked in Brooklyn from 2012 through 2017 until he abruptly left the country to return to his native Colombia. But the Diocese waited ten months after Fr. Cadavid’s departure to tell the truth about his absence to their parishioners: the Diocese of Medellin had come forward in June, 2017 to share “Cadavid’s long history of alleged abuse.”

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Releases a List of 28 Credibly Accused Priests, Yet the List is Incomplete

Today, the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. released the names of 28 priests that have been credibly accused of abuse from 1948 onward.

It cannot be overlooked that this announcement comes immediately on the heels of the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, almost as if the announcement were meant to distract from the fact that the Archdiocese’s leader had just resigned his position due to his role in sexual abuse cover-ups.

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