Columbus Diocese Adds Names To List Of Abusive Priests

Sep 10, 2019


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has added eight names to the list of priests it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. 

Seven of the eight involve allegations against priests who served in the diocese but allegedly committed abuse elsewhere. All eight are deceased. The additions bring the list to 48 names. The Diocese is creating a task force to review its policies for handling abuse allegations. Task force members will include abuse survivors, law enforcement and mental health professionals, social workers, and both laypersons and clergy.