March 30, 2018
By Michael Kransz
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw says many parishioners are celebrating Holy Week with “very heavy hearts” after recent search and seizures on two church properties and the home of Bishop Joseph R. Cistone as part of an investigation into sexual abuse by priests.
Just days before Holy Week, which started March 25 and concludes with Easter Sunday on April 1, police raided the bishop’s home, a cathedral rectory and the diocese offices. The search warrants were executed, because, prosecutors allege, diocese officials failed to fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation into sexual abuse within the diocese.
On Tuesday, March 27, Cistone commented on the doubts some parishioners might have about clergymen.
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