Bishop Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victims

CD98.9 [Canada]
August 7, 2006

Ronald Fabbro, bishop of the diocese of London, has apologized to some of the women who were sexually abused by a Catholic priest when they were young girls. And Fabbro promised to petition to have Charles Sylvestre, who is now retired, defroked. Some of Sylvestre's victims were in the church yesterday to hear Fabbro's apology. Sylvestre pleaded guilty last week in Chatham to abusing 47 area girls over a 30-year period ending in the early 1980s. Sylvestre spent some time in the Port Dover parish during his time as a priest.


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