In the wake of revelations of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable persons by living bishops (active or retired) or eparchs in the past two years, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has established a reporting system for allegations of sexual misconduct against minors or vulnerable persons by such bishops. 

This reporting system is known as Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service or CBAR.  Its website is Its toll-free telephone number through which individuals can file reports regarding a bishop or eparch is 800-276-1562.  

This nationwide system is being implemented by individual dioceses under the direction of the local bishop. The information gathered will be protected through enhanced encryption.

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