Announcement From The Office Of The Bishop:
The scandal of sexual abuse in the Church has been painful. What we know now is that sexual abuse impacts every aspect of society and every profession. Some of you may have been impacted personally by this crime; we pray that the light of Christ will aid in your healing.
If anyone in this Parish has been or is being hurt by the sexual misconduct of any priest, deacon, religious brother or sister, seminarian, employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Harrisburg would like to know about such abuse, so that we can help the victim in his or her healing process and, if necessary, remove the offender from all public ministry.
To make such a report, the person should call the toll-free Pennsylvania Childline at 1-800-932-0313. To contact the Diocese for assistance in healing, the person should also call the Diocesan toll-free Hotline at 1-800-626-1608 or email ReportAbuse@hbgdiocese.org.
The Diocese of Harrisburg pledges zero tolerance for any abuse in ministry or employment no matter how long ago such abuse may have occurred.
Any questions or requests for more information may be addressed by email to: YouthProtection@hbgdiocese.org.
Thank you for your kind attention to this matter, and may God continue to bless all of us as we strive to keep our children, youth and most vulnerable adults protected.
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer
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