Reporting Abuse

The Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle encourages individuals to report clergy sexual abuse of minors and others directly to law enforcement – no matter when the abuse occurred. There are no deadlines or time limits on those who wish to come forward for help; our diocese accepts and responds to all reports.

Ways to Report

If you suspect someone is in immediate danger, call 911

Diocese Office
To inform the diocese of a complaint of sexual abuse, contact our Victim Assistance Coordinator, Rose Mamou, on our confidential line at (619) or email at . All calls and messages regarding complaints of sexual abuse are kept completely confidential and will be returned as soon as possible. This line is for reporting suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse within Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St Peter the Apostle institutions and ministries only.

Reporting a Bishop
The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service (CBAR) 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. To make a report, visit or phone (800) 276-1562. When 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.

Reports of sexual misconduct by other Church personnel—priests, deacons, laypersons—should be reported in using the means described in the above sections.