Biliran bishop denies sexual abuse raps

12/24/2007 6:36 PM

A Catholic bishop based in Biliran dismissed allegations that he molested a former missionary, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group reported.

Bishop Filomeno Bactol of the Diocese of Naval said that he never molested the former missionary and other men, correspondent Rico Lucena reported.

The allegations were contained in an e-mail from Stephen Michael Greinke, a former missionary of the diocese.

Father Benjamin Pantas, the diocese’s media liaison officer, said that Greinke’s allegations were false.

Pantas said that Greinke was the one accused of molesting members of his congregation in Naval back in 2000. Continue reading “Biliran bishop denies sexual abuse raps”