November 28, 2005

Abuse victims deliver letter to Vatican requesting meeting with pope


VATICAN CITY Victims who suffered abuse at the hands of a former priest are asking for a meeting with Pope Benedict.

The Reverend Thomas Doyle made the request in a letter today. He's a Dominican priest, lawyer and advocate for sex abuse victims.

The letter also asks the pope to apologize to all victims of clergy abuse and to dismiss any officials involved in covering up the scandal.

The letter was signed by two victims of defrocked Irish priest Oliver O'Grady. He admits molesting as many as 25 children while he was a parish priest in California.

Posted by kshaw at November 28, 2005 12:18 PM