Diocese appoints Father Joseph Powers to handle sex-abuse complaints

In their effort to recover from the ongoing sex-abuse scandal, the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese has removed Vicar General Robert Murphy from his job handling sex-abuse complaints.

Murphy is succeeded as vicar by the Rev. Joseph Powers. Bishop Finn appointed him the same day a suit was filed against the diocese claiming that they failed to comply with the terms of a prior sex-abuse settlement, which required disclosure of all such complaints, reports Catholic Culture.

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