February 13, 2006

Skylstad: Diocese to "treat all victims fairly"


Last updated: Monday, February 13th, 2006 02:21:26 PM

SPOKANE -- Alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests who are not included in a settlement offer by the Catholic Diocese of Spokane will not be ignored according to Spokane Bishop William Skylstad.

A settlement offer to 75 victims of sexual abuse by priests that was released this month does not include about 20 people who have not filed lawsuits against the diocese.

But Skylstad says he intends to deal fairly with those victims.

"I want to make clear that neither I nor the Diocese intended by the settlement offer announced last week to ignore or leave behind those victims not included in the offer," Skylstad said in a statement Monday morning.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 04:58 PM