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Fresno Bishop: AG's Review of Sexual Abuse by Priests 'Welcomed'

Fresno is among six Catholic dioceses expecting to be subpoenaed by the state attorney general as part of a probe into whether they've properly handled sexual abuse allegations against priests. All of the dioceses have been providing documents since May, church spokesman Kevin Eckery said Tuesday. Listen to this article:...

Retired FBI Executive Will Review Clergy Files, Fresno Diocese Says

The Diocese of Fresno said Wednesday that retired FBI agent and high-ranking bureau executive Kathleen McChesney is leading a team reviewing all clergy files going back nearly 100 years. Their goal is to compile a list of Catholic priests who have been credibly accused of improper conduct with minors, according...

Pope Francis Appoints New Catholic Leader in Fresno

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a new bishop to lead the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, the Most Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, who is one of five auxiliary bishops in the LA archdiocese. Brennan has served 39 years in the Los Angeles area, most recently as the episcopal victor of...