February 15, 2006

Archdiocese appoints chancellor for probe

Chicago Sun-Times
February 15, 2006


The Archdiocese of Chicago on Wednesday appointed its chancellor to oversee internal investigations of child sex abuse allegations, and he immediately called for a review of how the church dealt with a priest who has been charged with molesting three boys.

Chancellor Jimmy Lago is to step up the archdiocese's investigations and make disciplinary recommendations, according to a statement issued Wednesday. His appointment is effective immediately.

"This new position is necessary because of the complexity of responsibilities and the sometimes uncertain information that has to be better shared," Cardinal Francis George said in the statement.

Lago declined immediate comment.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2006 04:10 PM