At least five area former priests are named in a sex abuse list released by the Diocese of Richmond Wednesday. The list includes 42 priests across central and southwestern Virginia. Two former priests who spent time in Martinsville are also on the list. John Joseph Munley was pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsville between 1971 and 1975. He died in 1995. Harris Markam Findlay served the church from 1955 to 1959. The list does not say how many accusers the men faced. In a statement released with the list, Bishop of Richmond Barry C. Knestout said: “To those who experienced abuse from clergy, I am truly, deeply sorry.”
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