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The Latest: More than 180 priests named as accused abusers

The Latest on the release of names of clergy members with credible accusations of sexually abusing minors in New Jersey (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses have released the names of more than 180 priests they say have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

The names were released Wednesday by the dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Metuchen and Paterson and the archdiocese of Newark.

Many priests on the lists are deceased, and others have been removed from ministry.

The dioceses didn’t list the numbers or types of allegations against the priests.

New Jersey is one of more than two dozen states where dioceses have released the names of abusive clergy members since a Pennsylvania grand jury report in August identified over 300 predator priests.

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10:15 a.m.

The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, has released a list of 63 Roman Catholic clergy members they say have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors dating to 1940.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the archbishop, made the names public Wednesday.

All the clergy on the list are described as deceased or having been removed from ministry. About half are believed to be responsible for multiple victims.

New Jersey is one of more than two dozen states where dioceses have released the names of abusive clergy since a Pennsylvania grand jury report in August identified over 300 predator priests.

New Jersey’s four other dioceses are also expected to release names soon of clergy suspected of abusing minors.

Newark’s list includes Theodore McCarrick, a former Newark archbishop who served as Washington, D.C., archbishop from 2000 to 2006. McCarrick was removed from public ministry last June.