February 23, 2006

Diocese's demands could limit sex abuse inquiry's scope

CBC News

Last updated Feb 23 2006 08:47 AM EST
CBC News

In a controversial move, the diocese under investigation at a public inquiry in Cornwall for its handling of sex abuse allegations is arguing that it not be considered a public institution.

If the Alexandria-Cornwall Roman Catholic Diocese succeeds, it will limit how closely the inquiry can examine the diocese's response to abuse complaints.

The inquiry, which wraps up its second week on Friday, is looking into how allegations of sexual abuse by prominent citizens and clergy were handled by authorities.

The question is: under which category does the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall fall?

Posted by kshaw at February 23, 2006 08:43 AM