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Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses.

The state Supreme Court set a Tuesday deadline to publicly release a redacted version of the roughly 900-page report.

Some clergy members named in the document say they're wrongfully accused and are fighting to challenge the allegations against them. The high court says it'll consider their claims in September, but in the meantime ordered the report released with the identities of those clergy members concealed.

Court records say the report identifies more than 300 "predator priests" and that grand jurors accuse church leaders of brushing aside victims to protect abusers and church institutions.