Prayer Rally Held for Bishop Accused of Abuse

By Christie Walton
Fox 4
January 8, 2012

[with video]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A group says it praying for the highest ranking, Catholic official Saturday. Bishop Robert Finn, of the Diocese of Kansas City Saint Joseph, is accused of failing to report child abuse suspicions.

Justice for Bishop Finn group members gathered in prayer under a symbolic statue, at Divine Mercy Park to say to those who doubt the bishop, that his charges should be dropped.

Michael Quinlan, a St. Louis lawyer who is catholic, says bishop robert finn did everything right when it came to handling allegations against priest Shawn Ratigan, of possessing child pornography.

The bishop was suppose to be in court next week for a preliminary hearing, but Fox 4 is told by the Jackson County prosecutor's office, the hearing has been delayed to January 26.


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