February 16, 2006

Chancellor to go after accused priests

Chicago Sun-Times

February 16, 2006

BY ERIC HERMAN Staff Reporter

Stung by accusations it ignored charges of sexual abuse against two priests, the Archdiocese of Chicago tapped its chancellor to oversee future investigations. The official, Jimmy Lago, immediately said the archdiocese would change its policy to make it easier to remove accused priests from active ministry.

Lago will also bring in an outside auditor to review two recent high-profile abuse cases. Another auditor will review the policies of the archdiocese.

"The buck needs to stop somewhere, and somebody needs to be held accountable. And that's me," said Lago, chancellor of the archdiocese since 2000.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2006 07:17 AM