February 17, 2006

Bishops, victims will meet next week

Quad-City Times

By Dustin Lemmon |

Three groups who represent victims of sexual abuse by priests will meet Monday for a second time with Iowa Catholic bishops.

But accusations that Davenport Bishop William Franklin lied at the last meeting drew his response Thursday.

The victims and their supporters first met with the bishops Feb. 2 in Des Moines, but Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Sioux City Diocese was unable to attend because he was at his motherís funeral in Colorado.

Bishop Joseph Charron of the Des Moines Diocese, Archbishop Jerome Hanus of the Dubuque Diocese and a representative of the Sioux City Diocese attended the first meeting with Franklin.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2006 08:47 AM