AP: Attorney preparing lawsuit against Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio

AP: Attorney preparing lawsuit against Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio November 13, 2019

This is my bishop and the man who ordained me.

I find this, on every level, incredible.

I don’t believe it. Any of it.

The story: 

A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week.

The attorney informed Catholic officials in New Jersey that he is preparing a lawsuit on behalf of a client who says he was molested by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in the mid-1970s, when DiMarzio was a parish priest in Jersey City.

DiMarzio said there is no truth to the accusation.

“I am just learning about this allegation,” he said in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press. “In my nearly 50-year ministry as a priest, I have never engaged in unlawful or inappropriate behavior and I emphatically deny this allegation. I am confident I will be fully vindicated.”

Bishop DiMarzio’s response, in a letter posted on the Diocese of Brooklyn website:

 

 


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