CALDWELL, NJ —  Among the 63 priests listed by the Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday as being “credibly accused” of sexual abuse are four priests who have served at churches in the Caldwells, including Knights of Columbus, Saint Aloysius and Caldwell College in Caldwell; Sacred Heart Institute in West Caldwell; and Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. One priest who served at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland was also listed.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, said the list consists of “diocesan clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors" and that the list is the result of “an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940.” He added that all names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies.”

All 63 clergymen included in the listing have since died or been permanently removed from ministry, according to the Archdiocese. Of the five priests listed who served in the Caldwells and Roseland, four are dead and one has been removed from ministry. These five priests along with the other parishes they served are listed below based on the list published by the Newark Archdiocese:

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Vincent Bonelli, born in 1929 and ordained in 1956, served at Knights of Columbus in Caldwell and Notre Dame in North Caldwell as well as serving on the Religion Faculty of East Orange Catholic High School and St. Francis Xavier Church in Newark. There was one victim reported during his service, and he is now deceased.

John Bouton, born in in 1922 and ordained in 1949, served at St. Aloysius in Caldwell as well as Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, Holy Rosary in Edgewater and Immaculate Conception in Secaucus. There was one victim reported during his service, and he is now deceased.

John Laferrera, born in 1947 and ordained in 1973, served at St. Aloysius in Caldwell as well as St. Philomena in Livingston, St. Francis Xavier in Newark and Immaculate Conception in Newark. There were multiple victims reported during his service, and he has since been permanently removed from ministry.

Robert Morel, born in 1943 and ordained in 1969, served at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland as well as Our Lady Of the Visitation in Paramus, Catholic Community Services in Newark, St. Joseph in Jersey City and St. Peter the Apostle in River Edge. There were multiple victims reported during his service, and he is now deceased.

Gerald Ruane, born in 1934 and ordained in 1960, served as Chaplain at Caldwell College in Caldwell and at Sacred Heart Institute in West Caldwell as well as Our Lady of Lourdes in West Orange and Holy Trinity in Westfield. There were multiple victims reported during his service, and he is now deceased.

Michael Iatesta, who has previously claimed to be a survivor of clergy abuse by Ruane, published a blog post in which he describes his experience “as a testimonial that sexual abuse remains a huge problem in the church and in a desire that priests who violate the church’s trust and injure vulnerable young people for their depraved self-satisfaction should be held accountable.”

“Despite my own feelings of guilt for not speaking out sooner, it is Father Ruane who has sinned and who has committed a crime,” he wrote. “I share this with you to demonstrate to others, as well as myself, that no one should have to keep such secrets. For I have come to realize, after a long, hard road, such secrets are kept at a great cost to those who keep them, as well as to those from whom they are kept.”

Iatesta’s full testimonial can be found HERE, via a blog for “Rape Victims of the Catholic Church.”

Shortly after the Archdiocese of Newark released names of the accused, the Catholic Diocese of Trenton, Paterson, Metuchen and Camden also released names of accused priests who served in their jurisdictions.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement on Wednesday that his office has received hundreds of calls on its tip line from people abused as children and as adults since his office launched its investigation last September into allegations of sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses throughout the state.

“While this is a positive first step toward transparency and accountability, I hope this spirit of openness continues during the course of our ongoing investigation and in response to our requests for records and information,” said Grewal.

Other area churches that had former priests listed on Wednesday include St. Philomena’s Church and St. Raphael Parish in Livingston, St. Joseph in West Orange, Our Lady of the Lake in Verona, St. Catherine of Siena in Cedar Grove, St. Rose of Lima in Short Hills, Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange and more. A full list can be found HERE

"Moving forward, vigilance must be maintained," said Tobin. "We all must be committed to protecting our children, the most vulnerable members of our community."

Survivors and others with information pertaining to priests’ sexual abuse are urged to alert law enforcement, contact the attorney general’s toll-free tip line at 855-363-6548, or report it to the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 201-407-3256.