January 04, 2006

Victims group asks for names of abusive priests

Quad-City Times

By The Associated Press

DES MOINES (AP) A group representing clergy sex abuse victims delivered a letter to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines on Tuesday asking church officials to take stronger action against abusers.

Diocese spokeswoman Anne Marie Cox said Bishop Joseph L. Charron was not in the building to meet with the group. She said Chancellor Tom Chapman accepted the letter and he assured them that the letter would be given to Charron.

The letter asks Charron to warn local families about Bishop Emeritus Lawrence Soens of the Sioux City diocese.

Posted by kshaw at January 4, 2006 09:38 AM