Task Force Created To Advise Springfield Diocese On Responding To Clergy Sex Abuse Allegations

WAMC Northeast Report

May 28, 2020

By Paul Tuthill

A task force has been announced to look at the response to sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.

Acknowledging the diocese has not always responded adequately to victims of abuse, Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said he is looking to the 10-person task force, which he said is made up of a “diverse group of distinguished individuals” to recommend how to improve.

“With the recommendations of this task force, it is my sincere hope that as the church of western Massachusetts we will be both proactive in preventing any type of abuse and respond with prompt action to any type of abuse allegation,” said Rozanski.

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