New bishop installed in Crookston, 8 months after predecessor’s resignation over cover-up
December 09, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, resigned in April, at the request of Pope Francis, after a Vatican investigation into charges that he had covered up sex-abuse complaints.
“The Diocese of Crookston has been through difficulties and struggles,” Bishop Andrew Cozzens said at his December 6 installation Mass. “It doesn’t help to pretend these have not happened.”
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