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Statement on search warrants executed in Michigan dioceses

Image: Diocesan coat of armsOctober 3, 2018

The Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Office of Communications issues the following statement in regard to the search warrant executed in all seven Michigan Catholic dioceses today:

The Diocese of Grand Rapids received and fully cooperated in the execution of a search warrant related to the ongoing investigation by the Michigan Department of the Attorney General.

Per our statement regarding the announcement of the Attorney General’s investigation on September 21, 2018, “The Diocese of Grand Rapids welcomes and will fully cooperate with the Department of the Attorney General. We welcome them to join us in our efforts of inviting survivors to come forward, a practice that has been in place since 2002.”

We will continue to assist in the Attorney General’s investigation as requested.

Additional details on safe environment policies and procedures in the Diocese of Grand Rapids can be found under Child and Youth Protection on the diocesan website.


Annalise Laumeyer, communications director

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