Group Calls for Louisville Archbishop's Resignation

The Henderson Gleaner [Louisville KY]
April 10, 2003

LOUISVILLE (AP) -- A national church abuse survivors group called for the resignation of the Louisville archbishop after church documents revealed that the head of the Catholic church was aware of a sexual abuse case, but continued to allow the priest to minister.

Susan Archibald, president of the national organization The Linkup, based in Louisville, and a dozen other victims and concerned Catholics launched a petition Wednesday asking for Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly to resign.

"It's never too late to do the right thing," said Archibald, urging Kelly to resign from a position he has held since 1982. "This is the best thing he (Kelly) can do to heal this church."

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