Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Activists Against Abuse Demand Accountability From New Missouri Bishop
Pope Francis recently appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese here's a statement with a KC mention and followup regarding an ongoing debate, crisis and lingering problem . . .
Missouri's highest ranking Catholic bishop - whose promotion just became official this week in Rome - is being prodded by SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski is replacing Archbishop Robert Carlson, who's retiring. SNAP wants the new archbishop to "read every file of every person accused of abuse in his archdiocese and ensure sure that each case is being or was handled properly."
The organization is also urging Rozanski to "make sure that the archdiocesan 'credibly accused abusers' list is complete," and "includes the most detail possible about every accused perpetrator, including headshots, current whereabouts, complete work histories with dates, as well as the dates when Catholic officials were first made aware of the allegations and what actions archdiocesan leaders took in response."
(All four of Missouri's Catholic bishops, including KC's James Johnston, have posted such lists on their websites. Names of offenders are also available at BishopAccountability.org.
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