Bishop Robert Finn
Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., has agreed to meet monthly for the next five years with a county prosecutor to avoid a possible criminal misdemeanour indictment for failing to report a priest suspected of child abuse.
The agreement was reached Nov. 15 with prosecuting attorney Daniel White.
The bishop will meet each month with White and report all instances of suspected child abuse in the diocese.
In mid-October, the bishop and his diocese entered pleas of not guilty to misdemeanour charges of failure to report child abuse.