Bishop Mitchell Rozanski apologizes for Springfield Diocese ‘past failures’

The Republican

June 18, 2019

By Anne-Gerard Flynn

During a press conference called to highlight new efforts in addressing clergy sex abuse allegations, Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski apologized for “past failures” and said his diocese is committed to investigating allegations of decades old clergy abuse of minors.

“Let me be clear on how deeply sorry I am for the past failures of our church to respond to the needs of victims and to protect them from our abuse,” Rozanski said. “Our goal now is to deal compassionately and justly with those who come forward.”

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