Archdiocese Apologizes after Former Priest Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault

CBC News
July 14, 2015

Ronald Leger served at the Holy Family Parish in Winnipeg, his charges correspond with events occurring between 1984 and 2004. (Radio-Canada)

The Archdiocese of St. Boniface issued an apology Tuesday after a former priest that served at the Holy Family Parish on Winnipeg's Archibald Street pleaded guilty to sexual assault in court Monday.

The sexual interference charge is because one of the victims was under 16 years of age.

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"The Archdiocese of St. Boniface continues to express its deep sorrow to the victims who have come forward, as well as to their families and the entire parish community of Holy Family who have been affected by the acts of their former pastor," the organization's statement read.

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"Each time the heinous crime of sex abuse is reported, victims and their families are wounded again; the vast majority of faithful priests bow their heads in shame, and sincere Catholics, Christians and people of good will, experience shock, sorrow, anger and righteous indignation," the statement said.








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