Catholic Diocese announces sudden departure

Posted at 12:37 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 20:05:42-04

George Richert is stepping down as diocesan Director of Communications, according to Bishop Richard Malone.

The Bishop released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying; "I am extremely grateful to George for his counsel during his tenure with the diocese, especially in these tumultuous times.  George was a valued member of my leadership team, respected in the community, and a gentleman of high integrity.  I wish him the best as he pursues other opportunities."

Richert's last day will be Friday, September 7.

According to the Bishop's office, an interim diocesan spokesperson will soon be named as they search for a permanent replacement.

The Diocese has been under intense scrutiny, following an explosive 7 Eyewitness News I-Team Investigation exposing the way the Diocese has dealt with suspected predator priests.

You can watch and read I-Team Chief Investigator Charlie Specht's stories here.


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