Police Raid Dallas Catholic Diocese Offices

Dallas police officers on Wednesday morning executed a search warrant at the Dallas Catholic Diocese's offices in Oak Lawn.Police have not specified a reason for the raid, but said they'd give more information at an 11 a.m. news conference. A police spokesman said warrants will be executed at various diocese offices throughout Dallas.The Dallas diocese on Wednesday did not immediately return calls seeking comment.The raids come as the Catholic Church locally and worldwide continues to deal with its sex abuse crisis and allegations of cover-ups. As part of a transparency effort, all Catholic dioceses in Texas —including Dallas — in January published lists of clergy members "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors since 1950.Dallas Catholic Diocese officials said they had a team of former law enforcement investigators comb through its files to compile the list of 31 names.  Continue reading...

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