“That a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore committed such horrific acts against innocent young people is a painful fact that we acknowledge and genuinely apologize for. We also pray for the women and men who bravely shared their stories. As much as I would like to change what happened decades ago, it’s impossible. However, I can and will do everything possible to protect all children within the Archdiocese from ever being victimized like this again.”
– Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to protecting children and helping to heal victims of abuse. We urge anyone who has any knowledge of any child sexual abuse to come forward and to report it immediately to civil authorities (Baltimore County Police, Crimes Against Children Unit: 410-853-3650). If Church personnel is suspected of committing the abuse, we ask that you also call the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection Hotline at 1-866-417-7469.