Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rev. Bill Deziel: calling for change in leadership in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis


ST. PAUL, Minn. — A priest representing a North St. Paul parish is calling for change in leadership in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis saying "sometimes a fresh start is needed for all involved."

The Rev. Bill Deziel, pastor at The Church of St. Peter, wrote in the parish bulletin dated Oct. 20 that he's troubled by reports that the archdiocese disregarded alleged clergy misconduct.

"Things can't seem to be more twisted and out of hand," Deziel wrote. "It leaves us all crying foul and I

Deziel wrote that he believes three things need to change as a result of the scandal including "a do-over with our archdiocesan leadership."

Deziel also called for the archdiocese to release the names of 33 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children. The archdiocese has released the names in court but a judge placed those names under seal.



MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public Radio

by Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio

October 22, 2013

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