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Tucson's diocese passes audit on sex abuse prevention

TUCSON - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson reports successfully passing an audit on compliance with policies to prevent sexual abuse.

In a memo sent to parishioners, Bishop Gerald Kicanas said the December audit found the diocese followed the norms established by the U-S Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The audit examined record-keeping on programs and protocol for victim outreach, how allegations of abuse were reported and the creation of safe environments at schools and parishes for children.

Tucson's diocese filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September under the pressure of 22 lawsuits that alleged sexual abuse of children by priests. The diocese had earlier reached a $14 million settlement with 10 men who said they were abused as children by clergy members.

Source:  AZcentral


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