Full statement from the Archdiocese of Newark on clergy sexual abuse allegations

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The Archdiocese of Newark is committed to the ongoing support and healing of victims and the acknowledgment of those accused of the sexual abuse of minors. We continue to focus on transparency and accountability and to reinforcing established reporting and prevention policies and programs to protect minors and support victims in our parishes, schools and ministries.

Our full and proactive collaboration with state and local law enforcement officials and with the Attorney General’s office continues and remains a priority. Any allegations of abuse involving minors whether by a member of the clergy or a lay employee or volunteer are immediately reported to law enforcement, and if found credible, the individual is permanently removed from any capacity as per our Archdiocese’s zero-tolerance policy. Anyone concerned with the actions of a member of our clergy or any archdiocesan employee or volunteer is urged to contact law enforcement or call the Archdiocese’s victim assistance coordinator at 201-407-3256.

- Maria Margiotta, Director Of Communications, Archdiocese of Newark

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