January 07, 2005

School name changed after diocese settles


BATON ROUGE, La. A school named for a deceased Roman Catholic bishop targeted by sexual abuse allegations was renamed today by the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

In November, the diocese reached a settlement with a man who had what church officials called credible allegations of sexual abuse. The man, now in his 40s, said Bishop Joseph Sullivan sexually abused him in 1975, when the victim was 17. The victim's name was not released by the diocese.

In a news release today, the diocese says Bishop Joseph V-Sullivan Diocesan Regional High School will be renamed Saint Michael the Archangel Diocesan Regional High School, beginning next fall.

Posted by kshaw at January 7, 2005 05:32 PM