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Published May 17, 2013, 11:30 PM

Incoming Fargo bishop’s former diocese didn’t participate in abuse audit

GRAND FORKS – An annual report, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says an independent audit and study found 2012 had the biggest drop in allegations of sexual abuse by priests in a decade. But the report also singles out one diocese as the only one that refuses to take part in the annual audit and data collection of compliance with the conference’s own 2004 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People: the Diocese of Lincoln, in Nebraska.

By: By Stephen J. Lee Forum News Service, INFORUM

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