Retired Judge To Investigate Misconduct Charges Against Former Bishop

The Catholic Diocese of Springfield is announcing an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against the late Bishop Christopher Weldon.

Peter Velis, who served as a Superior Court judge before retiring in 2012, will handle the matter.

“We have, in Judge Velis, a truly objective person who will investigate the Bishop Weldon matter thoroughly, review how this situation has been handled by the diocese, and help identify opportunities for improvement in how the diocese handles these matters,” Bishop Rozanski said.

The diocese says there will likely not be a review into the matter from the Vatican.

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