April 16, 2006

Group wants priest barred from wearing collar in court


TOLEDO -- Activists in Toledo are urging that a Catholic priest not be allowed to wear a clerical collar when he goes on trial for murder.

Two members of an advocacy group for victims of clergy sexual abuse tried to deliver a letter detailing their concerns to Toledo Bishop Leonard Blair yesterday. They fear seeing Reverend Gerald Robinson dressed as a priest might influence jurors. But they were barred from entering the diocesan Catholic Center and had to give their letter to the building's manager.

Posted by kshaw at April 16, 2006 07:19 AM