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OFFICIAL STATEMENT RE: MSGR. DALE FUSHEK
(Nov 21)—Bishop Thomas Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix learned today that the Maricopa county Attorney's office has filed misdemeanor charges against Msgr. Dale Fushek. The Bishop is saddened by the pain that is involved in these accusations and prays for healing. The Diocese will continue to cooperate with the County Attorney's office in this matter. Msgr. Fushek remains on paid administrative leave.
Bishop Olmsted continues to pray for Msgr. Fushek and his family, for those who bring these charges against him, and for the people of St. Timothy Parish. In a special way he prays that our legal system, which presumes a person is innocent until proven guilty, will lead to a just conclusion in this case.
Our Faith calls us to seek out the truth and to act with mercy and justice. These principles serve as a guide for the Bishop and the Diocese in a compassionate care for everyone involved.