Statement from Bishop Cozzens on Civil and Criminal Charges Filed Against Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Today, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was served with civil and criminal complaints, charging that the corporation failed to protect children in the 2012 case involving former priest, Curtis Wehmeyer.

We deeply regret the abuse that was suffered by the victims of Curtis Wehmeyer and are grieved for all victims of sexual abuse.

We will continue to cooperate with the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. We all share the same goal: To provide safe environments for all children in our churches and in our communities.