Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2020 / 16:40 pm
Four months after the Diocese of Scranton began looking into allegations against the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a spokesman for the diocese said the investigation is not yet concluded.
"At this point, the investigation is still underway and I have nothing new to report at this time," Diocese of Scranton spokesman Eric Deadbill told CNA Jan. 15.
On Aug. 14, the Diocese of Scranton told CNA that Bishop Joseph Bambera had "commenced the process of launching a full forensic investigation" into concerns regarding Msgr. Walter Rossi, a Scranton priest who works as rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
While the Scranton diocese confirmed this week that the investigation is still underway, it did not answer questions regarding who is actually appointed to conduct the review, and what role the Archdiocese of Washington is playing in the process.