February 03, 2006

Survivors groups meet with Iowa bishops


DES MOINES, Iowa Church abuse victims and sympathizers finally got their chance to speak with diocese bishops today.

While they're grateful, they're not satisfied.

Several victims groups made some demands of the bishops, who say they will have to consider each before responding.

Among the groups' demands was disciplinary action against Lawrence Soens, the former Sioux City bishop who has been accused in at least ten lawsuits of molesting young boys in the 1960s.

Soens retired as bishop in 1998, but victims advocates say they are frustrated over reports that Soens has helped lead church functions.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2006 09:31 AM