Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service

The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops, and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities for investigation. Where a report includes a crime, such as the sexual abuse of a minor, it will also be reported to civil authorities. Otherwise, reports will be kept confidential.

If you have any other kind of complaint about a bishop—such as parish assignments, church closings, or homily contents—please address those directly to the Diocese of Harrisburg or your appropriate diocese/eparchy.

To report abuse and/or related misconduct by a bishop, please call 800-276-1562 or visit

Sexual abuse by a priest, deacon or a staff member or volunteer of the Diocese should be reported by calling the Pennsylvania Child Abuse hotline at 1-800-932-0313. Please also report this abuse to the Diocese by calling 1-800-626-1608 or [email protected].