Bishop to host listening session in Hays about clergy abuse

Hays Post

April 1, 2019

A listening session regarding clergy abuse will be held in Hays at 7 p.m. Tue., April 2 at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, 2901 E. 13th St.

Salina Bishop Jerry Vincke and Capuchin Provincial Minster Fr. Christopher Popravak of Denver will host the meeting. Questions can be emailed anonymously in advance to or asked during the session. The public is invited to attend.

The Salina Catholic Diocese on Friday released a list of 13 clergy members with substantiated allegations of clergy sexual abuse with a minor on its website and in its diocesan newspaper, The Register. The list coincides with a similarly themed list released March 28 by the Capuchins of Denver, in which 12 of 13 suspects had ties to Hays or Victoria.

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