New Columbus Bishop Announced: Diocese Won't Say When List Of Abusive Priests Will Be Released

Feb 1, 2019

Bishop Robert Brennan

The Columbus Catholic diocese will soon have a new leader. 

Bishop Robert Brennan takes over on March 29. He'll replace Bishop Fredrick Campbell. The Vatican has accepted Campbell's resignation, as required when bishops are about to turn 75-years-old. Brennan previously served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. Campbell submitted his resignation last year. Questions remain about when the diocese will fulfill a September promise to release a list of priests accused of sexual abuse. Columbus is the only diocese in the state not to do so. Campbell told reporters the list is under review, but gave no release date. Brennan responded this way.

  The group called Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests wants Campbell to release the list before he leaves the diocese.