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Christian Brothers report over 400 abuse complaints

August 23, 2012

More than 400 complaints of sexual abuse have been entered against the Christian Brothers in the US and Canada.

When the Christian Brothers in North America filed for bankruptcy, an August 1 deadline was set for filing abuse complaints. The religious order has now received 422 complaints. Of these, 160 come from Canada, with the US complaints coming primarily from the states of New York and Washington, where the Christian Brothers have run schools and orphanages.


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  • Posted by: self - Aug. 24, 2012 2:52 PM ET USA

    I believe this article pertains to the Christian Brothers of Ireland congregation, not the DeLaSalle Christian Brothers (Brothers of Christian Schools - Christian Brothers' Wine, etc.). Unfortunately, both groups are referred to as "Christian Brothers."