The names of New Jersey clergymen and deacons credibly accused of sexually abusing minors shall be made public early subsequent yr, the archbishop of Newark mentioned Monday.

Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Tobin mentioned the naming of the predator clergymen and deacons is in coordination with the New Jersey lawyer normal’s ongoing process drive into clergy intercourse abuse.

The church may even set up a fund to compensate victims of clergy abuse within the Backyard State, together with instances the place the statute of limitations has expired, Tobin mentioned.

“It’s hoped that these steps will assist within the technique of therapeutic for victims, who’re deserving of our assist and prayers,” Tobin mentioned in an announcement.

The Archdiocese of New York established an impartial compensation program in 2016 and has paid out about $60 million to 278 sexual abuse victims up to now.

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