Statement Regarding Criminal Charges of Father Jose Vazquez

Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi
September 10, 2015

In response to the arrest and criminal charges filed against Father Jose Vazquez, the Diocese of Biloxi is issuing the following statement. “We wish to make it absolutely clear that the Diocese of Biloxi makes every effort to protect and to provide a safe environment for the children and young people entrusted to our care. We are saddened and deeply regret any actions or behavior by clergy or any other personnel who might betray the trust placed in us. Sexual misconduct with a minor on the part of any clergyman is reprehensible and will not be tolerated. We pledge our full cooperation with authorities on this matter. We also pledge our prayers and support to the victim and family going forward.”








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