Clergy sex abuse concerns addressed in open forum seminar

Harrisburg

If you have questions surrounding the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese clergy sex abuse report, you will soon be able to get answers.

During the next two months, Bishop Ronald Gainer is traveling to nine parishes where he will begin taking questions during an open forum series of seminars.

A diocese spokesperson says Gainer is looking forward to speaking with parishioners one-on-one to help them through this understanding process. During the meetings, the bishop will begin with opening remarks and then the floor will be open for questions about clergy sex abuse. 

The grand jury report released in August uncovered sexual misconduct allegations against more than 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses.

The Harrisburg diocese says it will discuss new programs, procedures and what the future of the diocese looks like. 

Survivors can contact the victim advocate office if they would like to be accompanied to the sessions.

The first session is January 10 at St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Dauphin County. 

To see a full list of the sessions, click here

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