The trial of Bishop Raymond Lahey has concluded with his sentencing today. This entire matter has caused a great deal of hurt, disappointment and anger within and outisde [sic] of our Diocese.
Church leaders are called to provide good example and to show moral integrity in their lives. When they commit serious moral failures, this can have a signiﬁcant impact on the faith community. This is especially so when it involves the crime of child pornograhy [sic].
This Diocese is committed to establishing safe and supportive communities for our young people and vulnerable adults. Through the diocesean [sic] Responsible Ministry Protocol, the diocese continues to take steps to create a secure environment for all members of the church particuilarly [sic] with respect to young people.
I regret that so many people have been disturbed and upset by these sad events. As we continue the Celebration of the birth of Our Savious [sic], Jesus Christ, we humbly ask the Prince of Peace for the healing and hope that only He can bring.
+Brian Joseph Dunn
Bishop of Antigonish