Gavin Group recommends policy changes to Diocese

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Vermont’s Roman Catholic diocese is complying with a new program designed to deal with sexual abuse allegations against priests. The diocese released a report on Tuesday commissioned by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. The report outlines the church’s response to the reports of sexual abuse from churches across the country.

The audit done by the Gavin Group made six recommendations to the Diocese of Burlington, which includes all of Vermont. he suggestions ranged from how to deal with abuse allegations, to what to do about a priest against whom allegations have been filed when he moves to another diocese.

There have been a handful of sexual abuse allegations against priests in Vermont.

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