Calls for Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation are increasing.
He’s become the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to the child sex abuse scandal.
Soon after a Missouri judge found Bishop Finn guilty Thursday of one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child sex abuse, unhappy Roman Catholics began discussing ways to get the bishop out of office on a Facebook page titled “Bishop Finn Must Go.”
Jackson County Judge John Torrence sentenced Finn to two years of supervised probation.
If the bishop obeys the rules set down by the judge, the misdemeanor conviction will be wiped off his record in 2014.
The bishop is a native of Overland and was ordained in the St. Louis archdiocese.
- Bob Hamilton, KMOX News