Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Catholic Diocese of Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico conducts a news conference in Erie, Pa. Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. Persico wrote in a two-page letter that was to be read during services at all 97 parishes on Sunday, Aug. 12, that it was “shocking to read the graphic details of exactly what occurred.” (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
File- This June 30, 2015, file photo shows Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, speaking during a news conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE – In this June 30, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, speaks while outlining the schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 visit to Washington, during a news conference at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, waves after he and Pope Francis arrived at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
File-This Oct. 1, 2017, file photo shows Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington shaking hands with churchgoers at St. Mathews Cathedral after the Red Mass in Washington. Wuerl is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. He says the report will be critical of some of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children.

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