Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

The longtime former head of the Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police.Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New York’s Capital District from 1977 to 2014 and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, made the admission in a statement issued through his lawyer to the Albany Times-Union in response to questions from the newspaper.The Times Union reported Hubbard’s statement on Saturday.

Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

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