Allentown diocese responds to AG accusing bishop of covering up sex crimes

69 WMFZ-TV News

September 26, 2018

The Catholic Diocese of Allentown is fighting back against charges by the attorney general that the bishop of Allentown covered up sex crimes by priests.

In a recent interview, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said it’s “unconscionable” that Bishop Alfred Schlert is still the bishop.

He said Schlert moved predator priests around and enabled a cover-up.

A statement released by the diocese Tuesday night says that’s “false,” and Schlert did no such things.

The recent grand jury report released by Shapiro did not suggest the bishop abused anyone, but had a role in handling the cases of abusive priests.

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