January 19, 2005

Bishop Meets With Baldacci, Lawmakers; Offers Support For Child Abuse Laws


POSTED: 11:24 am EST January 19, 2005
UPDATED: 11:31 am EST January 19, 2005

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's Roman Catholic bishop is pledging support for tougher laws against child sexual abuse.

Bishop Richard Malone told Gov. Baldacci and legislators Tuesday that such laws would help the church repair damage caused by abusive priests.

He cited no specific legislation but noted that several bills being drafted would strengthen efforts of the state and the church to protect children.

Posted by kshaw at January 19, 2005 12:03 PM