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Houma-Thibodaux releases list, Lafayette Diocese still ‘examining clergy files’

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 20:36:38-05

The Diocese of Lafayette has responded following the release of the names of priests accused of sexual abuse in the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese.

The Diocese says that they will release an accurate list of priests who are credibly accused of abuse once the process of examining decades old records is completed.

Both The Archdiocese of New Orleans and theHouma-Thibodaux Diocese have released names of priests accused of abuse.

The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province released the names of accused members in December. Read these name here.

“Our Diocese, along with others across the state, is currently engaged in extensive and complex research to compile an accurate list of priests credibly accused of abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult and removed from ministry. We intend to release that list as soon as the process of examining 50 years of clergy files very closely and carefully is completed.”

+J. Douglas Deshotel
Bishop of Lafayette

Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette