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A New Hampshire Bishop Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire “categorically denies” recent allegations that he committed sexual abuse while serving as a priest in New York in the 1980s, according to a statement issued by his lawyer on Saturday.

A lawsuit filed July 14 in a New York state court accuses Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester of abusing a male youth on numerous occasions in 1983 and 1984. The abuse resulted in “physical, psychological and emotional injuries,” the lawsuit says.

In a statement on behalf of Libasci, attorney Michael Connolly said the allegation is not true.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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