Diocese of Knoxville [Knoxville TN]
February 23, 2022
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Diocese of Knoxville and Bishop Stika were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Knox County Circuit Court. Bishop Stika was notified of the filing Tuesday evening, and diocesan attorneys are reviewing the allegations. The diocese understands that the legal system works at a very deliberate pace, and with good reason. The diocese expects the process to be fair and thorough and looks forward to the opportunity to vigorously defend itself if this matter moves forward.