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Saginaw bishop on sexual assault by priests

Saginaw’s new bishop says he’s committed to transparency and accountability on matters concerning sexual abuse by priests.

Bishop Robert Gruss [like Bruce] held his introductory news conference Friday just before Attorney General Dana Nessel announced charges against five catholic priests.

Gruss dealt with similar allegations in his current posting in Rapid City, South Dakota.

“There is no place in the church for sexual abuse of minors or anyone else.”

The Saginaw Diocese has seen a priest recently plead no contest to criminal sexual conduct and allegations leading to another priest being removed from ministry.