- May 25, 2020
Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City acknowledged the consternation and sadness of the faithful when details concerning the news of decades of sexual abuse of adolescents by a former diocesan priest surfaced in late October.
A Catholic diocese issued an apology Tuesday for covering up an Iowa priest’s sexual abuse of boys for decades and promised to identify all priests who have faced credible allegations.
A bishop is vowing to relocate a priest who was quietly placed in an Iowa retirement home close to a Catholic school despite his history of sexually abusing boys.
A Catholic diocese acknowledged Wednesday that it concealed for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys — a silence that may have put other children in danger.
Five more people are alleging sexual abuse from decades ago by a priest in Iowa after Bishop Walker Nickless reached out to people who have contacted the diocese since June, when the diocesan newspaper asked readers for information about sexual misconduct.