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Hey, but who's counting?

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 04, 2003

The Arizona Republic's analysis of Diocese of Phoenix documents reveals some interesting numbers:

*Priests accused of sexual misconduct at some point during their careers were assigned to at least 42 of the 88 parishes in the Phoenix Diocese from 1970 to 2002.

*At least three parochial schools and a Catholic university center were assigned priests who either eventually were removed from ministry or indicted on criminal charges.

*One priest accused of sexual misconduct worked in nine parishes, and half of all priests who faced abuse allegations worked in three or more parishes in the diocese.

*10 of the 12 largest Hispanic parishes were exposed to priests who were accused some time during their career of sexual misconduct, including some of the worst offenders.

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