The release on January 6, 2004, of the audit report by the Office of Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides reason for cautious hope. It is the first report card on how each U.S. diocese or eparchy is carrying out the bishops’ 2002 Dallas Charter to insure the protection of young people from clerical sexual abuse. Some initial disappointment and confusion greeted the report. It does not provide cumulative figures...
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