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Priests Accused of Abuse Returned to Ministry Without Involving Law Enforcement, Says Former Albany Bishop
'While we never condoned, ignored or took lightly sexual abuse of minors, we did not respond as quickly, as knowledgeably and as compassionately as we should have, and for that I am sincerely sorry,' Bishop Emeritus Hubbard wrote in 2021.
Father David Huneck is a former high-school chaplain in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.
The Child Victims Act opened a window, which closes Aug. 14, allowing child sex-abuse victims to file abuse lawsuits long after their statute of limitations had ended.
Cardinal Cupich’s Jan. 5 message on the allegation against Fr. Pfleger said the Chicago archdiocese followed its child protection policies and reported the allegation to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State’s Attorney.
Bishop DiMarzio is already the subject of a Vatican ordered investigation, following the first allegation, made in November, 2019, which DiMarzio has also categorically denied.
Analysis: The pope’s decision to end the obligation of pontifical secrecy on cases of abuse, coercion, or possession of child pornography is a move that some reformers and abuse survivors have called for since the emergence of the Theodore McCarrick scandal in June 2018.
The recently-conducted review by the IRG examined how well the Church had implemented the recommendations of the McLellan report, and where there was still room for improvement.
The Vatican has twice insisted it knew nothing about abuse reports against Zanchetta until the fall of 2018, though media investigations suggest that Pope Francis knew about the allegations in 2015, two years before he gave Zanchetta a Vatican job.