March 31, 2006

Fargo Diocese fails compliance


By Sherri Richards, The Forum
Published Friday, March 31, 2006

The Diocese of Fargo is one of 22 U.S. Catholic dioceses not in full compliance with a national church abuse prevention policy.

A November 2005 audit found the diocese did not meet the requirement for safe environment training.

Results of the audit were released Thursday by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Diocese of Crookston, Minn., and the Diocese of Bismarck were in full compliance.

The Fargo diocese does have a training program in place, but all of the training had not been completed at the time of the audit, said the Rev. Gregory Schlesselmann, vicar general of the Fargo diocese.

“Part of the reason is it’s on ongoing process,” Schlesselmann said.

Posted by kshaw at March 31, 2006 07:29 AM