YOUNGSTOWN Bishop George V. Murry has made the following appointments to the Diocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People, effective June 1: Dr. Joseph Irilli, Brigid Kennedy, attorney Alan Kretzer, Dr. Ronald Mikilich, Dr. Joseph Mosca, Sister Jean Orsuto, Humility of Mary, Timothy Schaffner, Rev. John Sheridan, Rev. Mark Williams, deacon Gregory Wood, and Mary Ann Woods.
The Review Board of the Diocese of Youngstown is established under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Polices Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Priests, Deacons and other Church Personnel as published by the United States Conference of Bishops.
The Review Board assists the bishop by reviewing and assessing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons and other church personnel in order to advise the bishop as to whether the allegations appear to be credible.
The board also makes recommendations concerning fitness for ministry in particular cases and reviewing the policy and procedures of the diocese for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse of minors, recommending to the bishop any appropriate modifications.
Persons who feel that they have been a victim of child abuse by a priest, deacon or other church personnel are to call the victim assistance coordinator, Detective Sgt. Delphine Baldwin-Casey, at 330-718-1388