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Is Pa. attorney general satisfied with how diocese is handling sex abuse allegations?

The fallout from the grand jury report on Catholic priest sex abuse continues.

Last week, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik met with parishioners and abuse survivors about that report.

He said he'll respond by Ash Wednesday in mid-February.

"I would note that Bishop Zubik had a couple listening sessions. Well, he's listening but it's time for action," Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.


The Vatican has also scheduled another meeting on child sex abuse in the church for February.

In the midst of all these meetings, the state's priest abuse hotline has gotten 1,500 calls since the grand jury's report in August. Fourteen other state attorneys general have launched their own investigations around the country and the FBI began an open investigation into the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Shapiro said, "The one entity that has done nothing materially to support victims, to help them to make change within their institution, is the Catholic Church."

The scathing grand jury report outlined 301 predator priests and detailed horrible acts of child sexual abuse against thousands of children.

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The report accused then-Bishop Donald Wuerl of a massive coverup in the Pittsburgh diocese.

Zubik, worked under Wuerl at the time, has since heard calls for his resignation, but he plans to stay in his position.

Channel 11 asked Shapiro if he thinks Zubik should step down.

"I wouldn't have someone working in my administration who was actively engaged in a coverup of child sexual abuse," Shapiro said.