PHOENIX (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix says it will publish a comprehensive list identifying priests who sexually abused parishioners.
Spokesman Rob Francesco says the diocese would publish a comprehensive report on the abuse scandal in time for the 10th anniversary of the bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The national director of a support group for abused parishioners says the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix will become one of 25 to provide the information.
The leader of a local group tells The Arizona Republic the more information that is available to church members and the public, the safer vulnerable children will be.
In Phoenix, the number of accusations of priests abusing children has slowed to a trickle since the height of a sex abuse scandal in 2002-2003.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com