Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert welcomes the new bishop accountability processes ratified by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at their meeting in Baltimore.
“I was pleased to vote in favor of the proposals, and look forward to their implementation,” he said. “The strong will of the bishops to hold themselves accountable was shown by the near-unanimous votes in favor of all the measures.”
Bishop Schlert made clear in November 2018 that he holds himself personally accountable. “I welcome independent and objective scrutiny as I work to fulfill my grave responsibility to prevent abuse and keep children safe,” he said in the pledge.