Dioceses of Owensboro & Evansville release statements in wake of PA abuse allegations

Dioceses of Owensboro & Evansville release statements in wake of PA abuse allegations

EVANSVILLE & OWENSBORO (WFIE) - The Catholic Dioceses of Owensboro and Evansville have released statements following the Pennsylvania sex abuse allegations.

Owensboro Bishop William Medley calls it embarrassing and shameful that the sin of sexual abuse by church leaders is still being discovered.

He says the church adopted a charter in 2002 promising to protect the vulnerable, setting new guidelines in place and that revelations from the cases in Pennsylvania show there is still much work to do.

The Diocese of Evansville said:

We will continue to do everything possible to protect our young people and ensure that everyone involved in Church ministry across the diocese understands that no abusive act of any kind will be tolerated.

Read the full statement from the Diocese of Evansville here.

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