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Alleged sex abuse survivors look to sue Catholic bishops for 'knowingly concealing' accused priests

Posted: 6:22 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 17:38:10Z
Alleged sex abuse survivors to sue bishops
Alleged sex abuse survivors to sue bishops
Alleged sex abuse survivors to sue bishops
Alleged sex abuse survivors to sue bishops

Survivors of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of priests nationwide are set to announce a federal class-action lawsuit aimed at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In the lawsuit, the group and their attorneys say the Conference "knowingly concealed" the identities and actions of known abusers. So they're calling for the bishops to release the names and files of every known accused priest in the country.

They're due to make the announcement at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, where those bishops are for the final day of their annual meeting.