July 21, 2005

Attorney accuses Bishop Pilla of perjury


POSTED: Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:58:00 AM
UPDATED: Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:13:37 PM

CLEVELAND -- The attorney for the family suing the Cleveland Diocese for defamation is now accusing Bishop Pilla of perjury.

The Kodger family says their son was sexually abused by a priest and they were not consulted before the bishop put Father James Mulica back in the diocese.

A May 17th letter from Father Edward Weist addressed to Bishop Pilla indicates the Kodger family was consulted before the diocese let Father Mulica return to ministry.

Pilla said in testimony that he doesn’t recall the letter.

Posted by kshaw at July 21, 2005 05:19 PM