"They are not in any way final determinations or judgment," he said. "I know that for many people their trust in the church has been shaken. I pray that the efforts of the archdiocese to address these cases of concern and to re-evaluate our way of handling allegations will help rebuild that trust in truth and justice."
Outside the Cathedral in Philadelphia today, Delores Phillips expressed her concern about the impact this scandal will have on the reputation of the Catholic Church.
"It's a shame, it's a bad name on the Catholics," she told WPVI. "But there are a lot of good ones out there."
The following 21 priests, whose names were obtained by ABC News affiliate WPVI, have been suspended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:
Msgr. John Close
Msgr. Francis Feret
Msgr. Michael Flood
Msgr. Joseph Logrip