Catholic bishop warns that grand jury report on priest sex abuse is graphic, sobering

( As Catholic officials and the faithful across Pennsylvania await the release of a comprehensive statewide investigation report into clergy sex abuse, arguably the state’s most outspoken Catholic bishop reiterated a warning as to the severity of those findings.

“It certainly is going to be sobering,” said Bishop Lawrence Persico, the head of the Erie Diocese. “The report is rather graphic, and it will be very detailed on what has occurred.”

During a phone interview with PennLive this weekend from his diocese, Persico broached broad and specific issues regarding the 18-month-long investigation by the state Office of Attorney General. The grand jury report remains under a court seal amid challenges filed by at least two dozen priests and other individuals named in the report but not charged…

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