April 01, 2005

Sex probe started, RC bishop insists

London Free Press

JOE BELANGER, Free Press Reporter 2005-04-01 04:06:12

Roman Catholic Bishop Ronald Peter Fabbro denies he ignored a Brazilian couple's complaint of alleged sexual improprieties by a London priest that sparked a $3.1-million lawsuit. A statement released yesterday by the diocese of London says Fabbro launched an investigation immediately after meeting the couple in November.

"Whenever these kinds of allegations are made, deep pain is felt by all parties," the diocese's statement said.

"The Church is about healing those who are wounded, and we seek to bring resolution."

The diocese said Fabbro "contacted the sexual harassment officer (of the diocese) and asked her to investigate these allegations by meeting with (Jose and Isabel) Do Prado.

Posted by kshaw at April 1, 2005 05:49 AM