Background and Discussion Points on the 2004 Survey of Clergy Sexual Abuse








Key Points


1.    We deeply regret these terrible events and are especially concerned for victims of past abuse and their families. We will continue to reach out with care and compassion to all victims.


2.    One of our main concerns is the safety for children and all vulnerable individuals in our care. 


3.    Our local prevention efforts, in place since 1987, are designed to prevent the mistakes of the past from being repeated.


4.    An independent audit found the Archdiocese of Seattle in complete compliance with strict national child-protection guidelines.


5.    We hope our commitment to public accountability will strengthen efforts to prevent sexual abuse throughout the church and society.


Discussion Points

















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