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The English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Church    

Part of the Reading Pastoral Area

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I am sure it was with deep sorrow and shame, that we heard of the Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuse by priests and cover-ups by bishops. The Holy See has referred to these actions as “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

We pray for victims and a change to the Church culture that has led to these awful crimes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fr Michael




The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has written a letter entitled

"To the People of God" regarding these abuses.

To download a copy click here. 


Bishop Phillip has also written on the subject

and to download a copy of his message click here


There is a video Q&A by Bishop Robert Barron on the sexual

abuse crisis and to view this click here