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But hey, who's counting?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 26, 2004

The Boston archdiocese has disclosed that 162 Boston priests have been accused of sexual abuse since 1950.

The attorney general of Massachusetts says that 237 priests from the Boston archdiocese have been accused of sexual abuse.

Where did the AG get his statistics? From the Boston archdiocese.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 27, 2004 8:59 AM ET USA

    Diogenes, I think the discrepancy can be accounted for. The AG's report covered six decades, back to 1940, and included religious order priests, which the 162 number doesn't. Including them, there were 216 priests since 1950, leaving 21 from the 40s, which seems awfully high.

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