Bishop apologizes ahead of grand jury report

BY JON O'CONNELL, The Times Tribune, June 18, 2018

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera apologized Sunday to victims ahead of a grand jury report expected to detail child sexual abuse by Catholic priests and attempts to conceal it.

In a written message published in church bulletins, the bishop offered his “deepest apologies to the victims of such abuse, to their families, to the faithful of our Church and to everyone impacted by the behaviors described in this report.”

Diocesan officials provided the insert to all of its parishes to keep members informed of the impending release, spokesman Dan Gallagher said in an email.

“This will be a difficult time for them. If we are to restore trust and promote healing within the Diocese of Scranton, it’s important that we continue to  . . . 

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