What we all know in regards to the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville … – Knoxville Information Sentinel

Within the final 12 months, the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville has been hit with two lawsuits alleging improper investigations into sexual assault complaints. These lawsuits cracked open the internal workings of the diocese.

In the midst of reporting on the lawsuits, Knox Information has printed numerous articles detailing totally different facets of how the diocese has, and has not, held itself accountable.  

Here’s a take a look at the findings of Knox Information’ investigation.

John Doe is a placeholder title within the lawsuit to guard the determine of a former church worker who alleged a diocesan seminarian raped him. It additionally particulars how the church, led by Bishop Richard Stika, interfered with the investigation and labored to discredit him.

Jane Doe is a placeholder title in a lawsuit to guard the identification of the girl, a Honduran asylum seeker dwelling in Gatlinburg who alleges the Rev. Antony Devassey Punnackal, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, groped her whereas he recommended her after the demise of the daddy of her toddler.

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