November 30, 2005

Bishop sorry for church sex abuse

Anchorage Daily News

The Associated Press

Published: November 30, 2005
Last Modified: November 30, 2005 at 04:44 AM

FAIRBANKS -- The bishop of the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese published an open letter apologizing to victims of sexual abuse by church representatives.

In a full-page advertisement Sunday in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Bishop Donald Kettler offered to work toward bringing healing to those harmed by child sexual abuse and to update the diocese's efforts to prevent abuse from happening again.

"For any actions contrary to the mission of the Catholic Church by representatives of the Diocese of Fairbanks, I am sincerely sorry and will pray and work for the emotional and spiritual healing of those affected," Kettler wrote in the letter.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 10:56 AM