Netflix's 'The Keepers' sparks petition to release dead priest's files
By Stephanie Nolasco, July 03, 2017, Fox News
“The Keepers” has prompted numerous calls for the Baltimore Archdiocese to release a dead priest’s files.
The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that the seven-part documentary exploring the priest’s alleged abuse led more to 11,000 signatures on an online petition. Archdiocese spokesman Sean Caine said state law bars the release of much of the confidential information.
"The Keepers" tells the story of the unsolved death of Catholic nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose body was discovered in January 1970 two months after her sudden disappearance. The popular nun taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore.
Viewers learned how several former Catholic schoolgirls alleged to have endure . . .
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