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Amid what is arguably the most vicious political climate in American history, the Republicans and Democrats of Pennsylvania’s government have, for now, shown that they can come together on at least one issue: condemning child sex abuse.

On Aug. 14, Democratic state Attorney General Josh Shapiro released an 880-page grand jury report detailing child sex abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania diocese spanning the past 70 years and involving roughly 1,000 victims—plus the concerted cover-up effort orchestrated by the highest echelons of the church to make it all disappear.

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P.J. D'Annunzio

Reporter at the Legal Intelligencer covering public corruption, federal courts, and breaking news.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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