SSPX Acknowledges Abuse Allegations by Forming Review Board

In a historic first, the U.S. district of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is establishing an independent review board to review allegations of sex abuse committed by its clergy, following Church Militant’s groundbreaking documentary exposing decades of abuse and cover-up by SSPX priests and bishops.

“As much as the SSPX wants to prevent abuse from happening in the future, it cannot neglect extending its assistance to those who are already victims,” the statement reads. “The Society has been learning about the extent of this evil for years and have been in contact with the survivors of abuse.”

Father Jurgen Wegner, district superior, is creating the permanent review board, which will be made up of “a married couple, a civil lawyer, a doctor and a canonist priest,” the statement adding, “We reserve the right to include others on a temporary or permanent basis.”

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