Disgraced Massachusetts bishop now in DC retirement home
Catholic World News - May 26, 2010
Bishop Thomas Dupré, who resigned from his position in 2004 and was later indicted on charges of raping two boys when he was a parish priest, is now living in a Washington, DC retirement home for priests, according to the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Bishop Dupré had lived for over three years in a Maryland treatment center for priests.
Calling him a “serial predator,” a SNAP spokesman said, “We're concerned, and we'd like him to be returned to a more secure facility.” A diocesan spokesman countered: “I'd like to know what U.S. law there is that allows the Catholic Church to imprison people.”
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