Cincinnati, Ohio, Sep 17, 2019 / 13:37 pm
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati has submitted a report to Rome, following criticism of the archdiocese's handling of allegations of sexual abuse against a local priest.
Archdiocesan officials told CNA Sept. 17 that a complete file on the case of Fr. Geoff Drew has been sent to the apostolic nuncio in Washington, DC, for transmission to the relevant curial departments, expected to include the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
A spokesperson for the archdiocese told CNA that a "full report" was sent to Rome via the nuncio on Aug. 30, and that Archbishop Schnurr "anticipates that the Vatican may order a full investigation" into the handling of the case.
"Archbishop Schnurr takes any accusations of sexual abuse very seriously, as well as any possible lapse in internal procedures for handling allegations," the spokesperson told CNA.