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Third Ohio Diocese To Release Names Of Priests Accused Of Abuse

Another Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio plans to make public the names of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse.

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus said Wednesday it intends to release a list within the next few months that will include priests who've been credibly accused of abuse, both living or dead.

The diocese says in a statement that the diocese understands it's an important step to restore confidence in the church and its clergy.

The announcement comes as the Steubenville diocese said this week that it will make public the names of abusive priests by the end of October.

Three of Ohio's six dioceses now say they will release new lists in the wake of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that listed more than 300 clergy.