St. Louis Public Radio News
3:02 pm
Mon October 21, 2002

Gregory Returns to Belleville from Vatican

St. Louis, MO – Bishop Wilton Gregory returned to the Metro-East yesterday after a week of meetings at the Vatican. The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops heads the Belleville diocese, and told reporters yesterday the Vatican has not rejected the sexual abuse policy developed this summer by U.S. bishops.

But Gregory but he says there are aspects to work out, including the Vatican's trouble with parts of the plan to permanently remove from the ministry all known abusers.

Meanwhile, members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests asked worshippers in more than a dozen cities including St. Louis to demand the removal of abusers regardless of what the Vatican says.