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Petition circulating to remove priests name from school

August 15, 2018 News Extra

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A petition circulating on Change.org aims to remove Cardinal Donald Wuerl's name from the school carrying his name in Cranberry Township.

A petition circulating on Change.org aims to remove Cardinal Donald Wuerl's name from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School.

Wuerl's name appears over 100 times in a grand jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic organizations. The report was published Tuesday.

In the report's wake, Wuerl is quickly becoming associated with church efforts to minimize sexual abuse allegations over the years. He is repeatedly named in the report, which describes him as dealing with accused priests by relocating them.

So far, over 800 people have signed the petition, the website reports.

Read more about this story in Thursday's Butler Eagle.

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