Pittsburgh's Bishop Zubik denies sex-abuse charge
October 05, 2011
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has revealed that he faces a charge of sexual abuse--a charge that the bishop describes as "false, offensive, and outrageous."
Bishop Zubik held a press conference on October 5 after his accuser made his charge public on the internet. The accusation involves an incident that allegedly took place in the 1980s. The bishop insists: "I emphatically state no such behavior occurred, nor any semblance of such behavior."
The bishop said that his accuser made the charge in August, after he failed a background check that was required when he sought to serve as a parish volunteer.
Bishop Zubik said that he had reported the charge to local prosecutors and to the apostolic nuncio in Washington, and would cooperate with any investigation.
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