Philly Archdiocese Offers Mass for Abuse Victims

Will be held annually for at least five years.

The Daily News reports that Archbishop Charles Chaput will celebrate a Mass for survivors of clergy abuse, 5:15 p.m. March 22 at Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. The event will be live-streamed on the Internet; some survivors are expected to attend.

“The purpose of the Mass is to promote healing through prayer for the victims of clergy sexual abuse and for all who have been affected by clergy sexual abuse,” spokesman Ken Gavin said in an email.

The mass will be celebrated annually for at least five years, the archdiocese said.