February 18, 2005

Burlington diocese found lacking on sex-abuse prevention


MONTPELIER, Vt. An audit for the U-S Conference of Catholic Bishops has found the Burlington diocese has failed to meet one of several requirements designed to prevent sexual abuse of children by clergy.

It also said that during the 2004 audit period, there were seven new allegations of sexual misconduct against seven priests in Vermont. There were more than 1,000 such reports around the country.

The audit faulted the diocese for not setting up an educational program for children, parents and others about preventing sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 05:55 PM