The federal investigation into Catholic priest abuse now includes every diocese in the nation.
U.S. Attorney William McSwain has put every archdiocese, diocese and Catholic entity on notice to preserve and not destroy evidence of priest abuse or a cover-up.
An attorney for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops told the York Daily Record Friday the organization is complying with a request from the U.S. Department of Justice.
In a letter sent earlier this month, McSwain directed conference President Daniel DiNardo to notify all Catholic institutions to preserve documents in their current form and condition, “and not be destroyed, discarded, disposed of, deleted, or altered in any way.”
Part of the letter was published by a Philadelphia blogger on Friday. It shows the letter