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12:20 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Demands for Resignations of Wilmington diocese in Sex Abuse Scandal

 

       WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Victims of priest sex abuse are calling on Catholic church leaders in Wilmington to resign in light of church records documenting how the Wilmington diocese handled pedophile priests.

     Abuse victims obtained the church records as part of a

settlement in the diocese's bankruptcy case.

     Abuse victims scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington to announce that the documents will be posted online by the watchdog group BishopAccountability.org.

     Terence McKiernan of BishopAccountability.org said several

high-ranking church officials responsible for the Wilmington

diocese's efforts to conceal the priest abuse scandal still work

for the diocese and should resign. They include vicar general J.

Thomas Cini.

     Victims advocates also called on Bishop Francis Malooly to

publicly address the complicity of his predecessors, Michael

Saltarelli and Robert Mulvee, in the priest abuse scandal.