Philippine Bishop Ignore Internet Claims about Priest Who Served in Kansas

Catholic Sentinel
August 17 2010

A Philippine bishop said he would not investigate allegations of sex abuse of a diocesan priest “based on hazy and unverified reports from the Internet.”

The Diocese of Dodge City, Kan. listed “credible allegations” against Father Orestes Huerta and two other priests.

The bishop of Boac, in the Philippines, defended Father Huerta, who is now in his 60s and lives in the pastoral center, which has quarters for the bishop and other priests. The allegations are from about 20 years ago, when Father Huerta served temporarily in the Dodge City Diocese.


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