Malooly won’t ask for resignations of priests accused in clergy sex abuse cover-up


[letter from Bishop Malooly]

[Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up in the Diocese of Wilmington via]

By Amy Cherry

Updated Friday, February 24, 2012

Bishop Francis Malooly says he won’t ask for the resignations of three priests accused of masterminding a cover-up of decades of sexual abuse.

After shocking documents were released last week as part of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s settlement with victims of abuse, survivors of sexual abuse called for Monsignors Cini, Lemon, and Rebman to step down.

In a letter posted on the Dialog, the Diocese’s newspaper, Malooly says the priests have his “full support and gratitude.”

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