“…During these past few weeks, my heart is pained with sadness and I, like you, am overwhelmed
at the shadow cast by the information about sexual misconduct within the Church. It is
horrifying and difficult to understand how these consecrated men left the Word of Truth so many
years ago.

Some of you have asked for assurances that we are vigilant in keeping our families safe from
harm. It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard those around us…”

Read Bishop Noonan’s full statement in English or Español.
Read the full letter from Pope Francis’ or the summary of his response.
Read the statement from the USCCB.
Learn more about our Safe Environment training and fingerprinting policies in the Diocese of Orlando in English or Español.

August 16, 2018