Police searching Catholic Diocese of Dallas in sex abuse scandal
DALLAS — Dallas police are searching the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in connection with allegations that priests have sexually abused children.
Investigators were executing a search warrant signed by a Dallas County judge Wednesday morning. Officers have been at the diocese since 7:30 a.m.
The church has faced harsh criticism for a lack of transparency in its handling of accusations that priests have sexually abused children.
Earlier in January, dioceses across Texas – including Dallas – released names of priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors over the last seven decades.
The Dallas diocese released 31 names. Twenty-four of the priests were listed as "incardinated in the Diocese of Dallas," and seven more were listed as "incardinated in other diocese or religious order."
Last week, Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law that requi...
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