Diocese of London Bishop Shocked By Abuse In Pennsylvania

The bishop of London has responded to a shocking grand jury report in Pennsylvania.

The report investigated abuse dating back to 1947 that found 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in dioceses in Pennsylvania.

Bishop Ronald Fabbro released a letter Saturday night saying the 'extent of the abuse is shocking.'

He says it's devastating to read the accounts of profound evil that occurred in our church and the cover-up was 'terribly wrong.'

In the letter, the bishop points out, since 1989, the diocese has implemented a 'Safe Environment Policy' and any priest who commits an offense against a minor will be removed from the ministry.

He says the clergy abuse crisis has brought to light the brokenness in our church.

The issue will be addressed in Windsor at the 11am mass on Sunday at the Assumption Church McEwan Campus.