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In light of recent allegations and worldwide reports of child sexual abuse and other forms of abuse by clergy, the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of St John’s–Basseterre which includes St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands said that there is no excuse or justification for their “shameful” and “evil” actions which have nothing to do with the office of the sacred priesthood to which these men were called.

In a statement issued in early September, Bishop Robert Llanos said the diocese condemns the actions of the abusers and stands firmly in support of the victims.  He said that the Roman Catholic Church, including his diocese, is committed to helping anyone impacted by such sexual abuse.

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