The PA Supreme Court is explaining why it will not allow the release of a statewide report into clergy sex abuse

06.26.18 | Terry Diener

The opinion, which comes five days after the high court blocked the release of the long-awaited grand jury report, notes that it is in the process of reviewing challenges filed by "many individuals" named in the report.

The five-page opinion notes that the report "is a matter of great public interest," and that most, "if not all," of the petitioners allege that they are named or identified in a way that unconstitutionally infringes on their right to reputation and denies them due process.

The grand jury report into priest sex abuse cases covers six of Pennsylvania's eight Catholic dioceses, which collectively minister to 1.7 million Catholics in the commonwealth.