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Source: Washington Post

Justice Department investigates Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Friday 15:27 GMT

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The move by the Justice Department to launch an investigation, even one limited to a single state, marks a major escalation in the government’s response to allegations that the church spent decades hiding the extent of the sex abuse problem among its priests, and allowing pedophiles to continue to work and live in communities.

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