No Sanctuary

News Articles Reporting Allegations of Misconduct by Ministers, Priests, Rabbis and Other Clergy

Experts from many denominations have reported on the dramatic extent and harmful impacts of sexual boundary violations of adults by ministers, pastors, priests, rabbis and other clergy.  News accounts and online reader comments below, however, show confusion among the general public about the nature of sexual exploitation of adults by clergy.  Some of these articles have online reader comments illustrating the often vicious retaliation alleged victims suffer in their own community.

Clergy sexual abuse of adults is reported around the world. For news stories on these cases, see Boundary Violations Without Borders.

News reports of clergy abuse of young adults and teens can be found on the Teens and Young Adults At Risk page.

For a daily digest of news stories related to abuse by clergy, see: Abuse Tracker, a project of BishopAccountability.org. If any news story below does not have a link, you can search the archive on AbuseTracker for that article or for additional articles on the same case.


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