Rochester, N.Y. -- The Catholic Diocese of Rochester on Wednesday published the names of 23 priests who have been removed since 2002 amid allegations of sexual abuse.
The names and final dispositions of the priests can be viewed online at dor.org
and in the Catholic Courier.
Bishop Matthew Clark wrote, "Our Diocese has sought to reach out to those who were hurt in the past by the behavior of some of our priests. I have offered then -- and I offer now -- my sincere apologies on behalf of our local Church, and a personal pledge to each and every one of the victims and to all our faithful: We will work tirelessly and do everything within our power to prevent such incidents now and in the future. This we promise."