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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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  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 26, 2010 3:23 PM ET USA

    The diocesan spokesman may be right under the law. Is right, of course. But he is seriously in need of public relations training. It was the exactly WRONG thing to say.

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