Oakland Diocese Releases List of 45 Clergymen 'Credibly Accused' of Sexual Abuse

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Parishioners worship during a mass to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese on August 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

The Diocese of Oakland this week published the names of 45 priests, deacons and religious brothers who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors. This comes as the Vatican prepares for a summit on clergy sexual abuse that will include Pope Francis and presidents of the world's bishops conferences. Forum talks about the scandals and how the church is responding.


Kimberly Winston, freelance religion reporter

Chloe Veltman, reporter, KQED