Dearborn Heights Archbishop Nathaniel Popp on Tuesday publicly disclosed that his auxiliary bishop the Right Rev. Irineu Duvlea, is being investigated for sexual misconduct.
Popp said in a statement that Duvlea, 53, is presumed innocent, but has been placed on leave and is banned from working until the investigation is complete.
The church did not announce any information about potential victims.
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In a statement Thursday, members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said they welcomed the church investigation “since disclosures encourage others who experienced, witnessed or suspected abuse to come forward.” But they wanted more information and expressed concern about authorities appearing to limit it.
“Did the misconduct involve a parishioner? If so, was the victim a child, an adult, a male, a female? How many victims have come forward?” Cappy Larson said. “More complete disclosure can help to jog memories and reassure other survivors, producing additional testimony and evidence.”