Prayer for Abuse Victims Held at St. Peter Cathedral

By Dustin Bonk
Upper Michigan Source
June 11, 2012

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MARQUETTE -- Saint Peter Cathedral in Marquette held a special prayer service Sunday afternoon.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of when the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic church was revealed. Sunday's prayer service was to commemorate the event and to pray for healing for the victims of sexual abuse and all others that were affected.

After the sexual abuse crisis began, United States bishops devised the charter for the protection of children and young people.

"We are trying very hard to be very vigilant and work very hard to protect children and young and to prevent something like this from ever happening again," said Bishop Alexander Sample.

Other Catholic churches have held similar services around the country, but this was the first one at the cathedral.


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