Green Bay Diocese Receives Abuse Allegation
April 13, 2013
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Diocese is restricting a retired priest from public ministry following an allegation of child abuse.
The Diocese says it received the allegation against Father Justin Werner. Father Werner denies any wrongdoing, and an investigation is underway. The abuse is alleged to have happened at St. Edward Parish in Mackville in the 1970s.
The Diocese released a statement Saturday saying, "The Diocese is pastorally assisting both the person bringing the allegation and Father Werner. The Diocese asks for prayers for both of them, and for all affected."