Diocese members hosting mass in Ferdinand prior to D.C. trip

Diocese members hosting mass in Ferdinand prior to D.C. trip

FERDINAND, IN (WFIE) - Catholics within the Evansville Diocese are headed to a mass in Dubois County before they head to D.C. for the annual March for Life walk.

Dozens gathered at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ferdinand, traveling from Vincennes, Terre Haute, and Evansville on Wednesday.

Evansville Diocese Bishop Joseph Siegel presided the mass.

The spokesman for the Evansville Catholic Diocise, Tim Lilley, told us we were not to talk to the Bishop there.

We have been asking the Diocese for months to interview the Bishop.

Bishop Siegel remains publicly silent on the priest sex abuse scandal.

There are five dioceses in Indiana.

The Evansville Diocese is the only one in the state that hasn’t released a list of credibly accused priests.

The Diocese told us more than 3 months ago, on September 21, it would release those names. Lilley gave us a statement saying they are still investigating and quote “that release will occur within the next several weeks.”

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