- Dec 10, 2019
A Pennsylvania bishop has called on U.S. lawmakers “to please work as hard as you can” on legislation that “releases the unnecessary stranglehold on immigration to the United States that has caused tragic and inhumane consequences.”
Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg has posted a video thank-you to the people of the diocese for their support during his recent illness, which included many cards and messages on social media.
Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move.
A statement from the Diocese of Greensburg says that its efforts continue in educating “both children and adults in parishes and schools of the Diocese of Greensburg on how to spot and report suspected abuse.”
In Pennsylvania a grand jury has found that the Church was more concerned about preventing scandal than protecting children from predator priests in several dioceses.
Several dioceses in Pennsylvania have said they will not try and block a report from a grand jury investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the state.