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Baltimore archdiocese refuses to release files of deceased priest accused of abuse

September 18, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: The archdiocese turned down a petition for personnel files involving the late Father A. Joseph Maskell, who died in 2001, having denied allegations of abuse. A spokesman for the archdiocese said that although the accusations are taken "very seriously," the disclosure of confidential files would not resolve questions and would "create a precedent that would likely soon be followed by requests for the release of personnel records of other priests and employees of the Church.”

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