Statement from Diocese of Duluth

Northland News Center
October 19, 2015

“Victims of sexual abuse who come forward to tell their stories do a public service. They help society seek justice. They help all of us, including the church, to do a better job of preventing sexual abuse. They may find it helpful in their own healing. They give us a chance to tell them we’re sorry and that we want to help them. And importantly they let other people who have been sexually abused know that they’re not alone, that it’s OK to come forward and that it’s not their fault. So we are grateful to people who come forward, and we continue to ask anyone who has been hurt in this way to do so. We offer them our deepest apologies and sympathy, and we offer to support them in any way we can, as we continue our efforts to make our parishes, schools and other facilities the safest places they can possibly be for children and young people.”








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