Hawley Announces Inquiry Into Archdiocese of St. Louis

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today [Thursday] his office has launched an independent review of the Archdiocese of St. Louis after allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members.

In a statement, Hawley says the Archdiocese is cooperating with the attorney general’s office.


The investigation comes soon after a report citing 301 priests, clergy and lay teachers with credible sexual abuse allegations against them in Pennsylvania.

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