Accusations against St. Louis Priest Are True

Joplin Independent
March 21, 2011

The Archdiocesan Review Board has concluded that the recent charge of abuse against Father John Wieberg, a priest at the Archdiocese of St. Louis who died in 1963, is "serious and credible," according to a statement made by Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. This determination by the board has come after interviewing individuals who reported being abused.

Johnston, as well as Archbishop of St. Louis Robert Carlson, are encouraging any other victims of Wieberg to contact the Archdiocese so that "they may receive help for healing." "The diocese maintains its strong commitment and the allocation of resources toward creating and maintaining safe environments," Johnston said.

While a priest of the Archdiocese, Wieberg served at several parishes that later became part of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau: St. Joseph in Advance and St. Henry in Charleston.


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