The criminal conduct of clerics continues unabated 500 years after the Reformation

For those who tell me: These crimes are a thing of the past 

Here is a list of current or former Catholic priests recently arrested and/or charged with sex crimes 

 

Reverend Richard E. Jacklin, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

His crime: Sexual assault of developmentally disabled

 

Monsignor Harry J. Byrne J.C.D., Archdiocese of New York

His crime: Possession of child pornography

 

Former priest Fernando Christancho, Archdiocese of Baltimore 

His crime: Manufacture of child pornography

 

Monsignor Carlo Capella J.C.D., Canonist to United States Papal Nuncio 

His crime: Accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography in Canada. 

 

Reverend John T. Sweeney, Diocese of Greensburg, PA  

His crime: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony

 

Cardinal George Pell, Ph.D. – Ballarat, Australia; Holy See 

His crime: Multiple historical sexual assaults

 

 

 

 

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