University strikes name of Bishop who knew about sex abuse.
The Board of Directors of St. Ambrose University, Iowa has removed the name of Bishop Gerald O’Keefe from the library that was named in his honour.
The Board acted after a complaint by St. Ambrose alumnus, Mark Powell who was sexually abused by priests in the Davenport Diocese when O’Keefe was Bishop. Powell reported the abuse to Bishop O’Keefe who simply moved the abusive priests to other parishes. Diocese records confirm that O’Keefe was aware of abuse happening in the Diocese while he was Bishop.
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