February 13, 2006

Priests to update parishioners on sex abuse cases


Article Last Updated: 02/12/2006 07:02:50 PM

Associated Press

Priests in the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese plan to read a letter to parishioners today about the status of multiple sexual abuse cases pending against the Diocese.

The letter was written by Bishop Donald Kettler, the head of the diocese.

The first trial is scheduled to be held in two weeks. It would be the first of more than 90 civil lawsuits filed against the diocese in the past two years brought to court.

Twelve Jesuit priests and two volunteers who served in the diocese from the 1950s through the 1980s face claims of sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 07:25 AM