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Diocese's report on sex abuse questioned

DA considers action on Springfield records

By Kevin Cullen
Globe Staff / February 21, 2004

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The Catholic Diocese of Springfield said yesterday that only 1.6 percent of the 1,003 priests who served in its parishes over the last half-century had faced "credible accusations" of sexual abuse, but the Hampden County district attorney said the report was flawed because there is evidence that some diocesan records have been withheld and that others may have been destroyed. (Full Article: 1053 Words)

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