We commend this brave victim whose courage will now keep a serial predator priest away from kids for a long time. We hope he feels proud and relieved. And we hope every person who saw, suspected or suffered Fr. Wert's crimes will step forward and get help.
It's time for Venice's Catholic bishop, and Fr. Wert's religious order, to aggressively seek out and help others who were assaulted by this child molesting cleric. It's especially time for Venice's bishop to stop splitting hairs, deflecting blame and doing nothing. Fr. Wert spent years in the Venice diocese, so the Venice bishop has a duty to reach out to anyone who may be suffering because of Fr. Wert's crimes.
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