February 13, 2006

George extends his apology to churchgoers

Chicago Sun-Times

February 13, 2006

BY JIM RITTER Staff Reporter

In addressing his handling of sex abuse cases, Cardinal Francis George has issued apologies to priests, the media and members of affected parishes.

On Sunday, George extended his apologies to churchgoers throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.

"I must apologize to all of you for the great embarrassment every Catholic must now feel in the light of media scrutiny of these events," George wrote in a letter he asked to be distributed at Sunday masses.

The two-page letter, addressed to "brothers and sisters in Christ," concluded: "I pray that a failure to act more quickly on my part will not harm the archdiocese itself. You are in my prayers; please keep me in yours. God bless you."

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 07:12 AM