PRIEST LIST IS GIVEN TO THE DA (Archdiocese releases policy on misconduct)

The Archdiocese of New York said yesterday that it gave Manhattan prosecutors a list of priests accused of sexual misconduct with minors in the past 40 years.  The archdiocese also released a new policy for handling such allegations against its priests.  The policy calls for accusations of misconduct to be put in writing; for the priest to be interviewed by church officials and to respond in writing; and for a committee of clergy and lay experts to determine whether the allegations should be sent to law enforcement officials.

(New York)