The grand jury scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the state's 3.2 million Catholics. Even so, the headline numbers speak for themselves.
The attorney general said it was the most comprehensive report on Catholic clergy sex abuse in American history, almost two decades after an expose of widespread abuse and cover-up in Boston that rocked the Roman Catholic church.
"It makes you sick, just reading this", said the bishop, who grew up in Pittsburgh and spent much of his career there.
"The grand jury report is of no surprise to us and I wish it was, but it's not", Anderson said Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania grand jury, which convened in 2016, interviewed dozens of witnesses and examined more than 500,000 pages of internal documents from every diocese in the state except Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, which had already been investigated.
In more than 900 pages, the grand jury wrote about its findings all over Pennsylvania spanning more than 70 years.
In the aftermath of a report detailing years of sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City asks for prayers for victims, survivors and perpetrators.
The investigation of six of Pennsylvania's eight dioceses- Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton - is the most extensive investigation of Catholic clergy abuse by any state, according to victim advocates.
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Due to alleged cover-up efforts by the church's senior officials, most of the cases are too old for prosecution, the grand jury noted.
"Children were taught that this abuse was not only normal but that it was holy", Shapiro said. "The reason it doesn't is because the Vatican has made a choice not to allow it".
Several of the dioceses issued statements apologising to victims and saying they were taking steps to ensure any criminal behaviour was stopped.
The report also criticised Washington DC Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl, formerly of the Pittsburgh diocese, for his role in concealing the abuse.
While the report names hundreds of priests, some names remain redacted due to claims that naming them violates their constitutional rights.
Starting in 2002, at least seven men came forward with allegations that Pucci had touched them inappropriately or sexually abused them when they were children, mostly in the 1980s. Pope Francis last month stripped 88-year-old Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his title amid allegations that McCarrick had for years sexually abused boys and committed sexual misconduct with adult seminarians.
The report, which covered six of the state's eight Catholic dioceses and found more than 1,000 identifiable victims, is the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the USA of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
"One thing this is going to do is put pressure on prosecutors elsewhere to take a look at what's going on in their neck of the woods", McKiernan said.