Vermont Catholic diocese now in sex abuse prevention compliance

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Vermont’s Roman Catholic Diocese is in compliance with a church mandate that it provide sexual abuse prevention training to all its workers.

Vermont Bishop Salvatore Matano says he was told earlier this month that the diocese has met the standards of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Last April the bishops’ conference listed the Burlington diocese as one of only two in the country that had not met its training requirements.

Officials say that over the past six months, about 2,000 church personnel, most of them volunteers, had undergone the training.

The training involves three-hour workshops and regular updates.

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