Catholic bishop working on transparency in sex abuse cases
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says his diocese is working to be more transparent about how sex abuse allegations are handled.
The move comes a month after the Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro announced the diocese received 66 sexual abuse allegations against 27 priests since 1937, the year the diocese was founded.
Medley told The Messenger-Inquirer last week that a panel is reviewing the list of priests to determine if those names should be made public.
He made the comments after holding four “listening sessions” to hear concerns about reports of sex abuse within the Catholic Church. Medley said he heard sadness and anger from those who participated and wants to work on better communication with parishioners.
Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com