Saint John’s Abbey Statement Regarding Abbot Timothy Kelly

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The Abbey was saddened and shocked to learn of allegations of sexual abuse in the mid-60s against one of its deceased members, Abbot Timothy Kelly. In accordance with its Policy, Saint John’s Abbey has begun an investigation of the accusation.

Saint John’s Abbey Statement
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Saint John’s Abbey has had a “Policy on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation.” Our Policy opens with the following statement:

The monks of Saint John’s Abbey are vowed to a celibate way of life and mutual respect among persons. Saint John’s Abbey views sexual abuse or sexual exploitation by its members to be morally reprehensible.

The Abbey was saddened and shocked to learn of allegations of sexual abuse in the mid-60s against one of its deceased members, Abbot Timothy Kelly. In accordance with its Policy, Saint John’s Abbey has begun an investigation of the accusation.

Saint John’s monastic community continues to extend prayers to all victims of abuse.

Saint John’s Abbey Statement
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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