May 28, 2005

Davenport Diocese to unveil monument dedicated to abuse victims


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport will unveil a monument next month that is dedicated to the dozens of men and women who were sexually molested by eastern Iowa priests in the last 50 years. Bishop William Franklin will lead the blessing on June 20th of the Millstone Marker. Church officials say it's a symbol intended to show respect for the victims and promote healing in the wake of a scandal that roiled the diocese and its parishioners for the last three years. The marker was created as part of the settlement reached with abuse victims last fall.

Posted by kshaw at May 28, 2005 08:58 AM