A video message from The Bishop's Delegate for Victims

A Message From The Bishop's Delegate For Victims

My name is Rev. Brad Fahlman, and I am here to welcome you. I am the Bishop’s Delegate for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse for the Archdiocese of Regina. Appointed by Archbishop Don, I represent him as his delegate in working toward creating a safe environment by which victims of clergy sexual abuse can find support and a way to move forward.

As a Church community, we must sadly acknowledge that victims have frequently not been heard and supported.

I am here to let you know that if you or someone you love has been the victim of Clergy Sexual Abuse or other grave forms of pastoral misconduct, we are committed to hearing you and supporting you. 

For many people, even coming to this webpage is an act of great courage.  We want to acknowledge that courage with gratitude and promise you that you are not alone and you will not have to walk this path alone.  We are striving to do better and are humbled to move forward with you.

If you would like to file a complaint, or are looking for the ongoing support of other victims and their loved ones, or if you are in need of further information related to clergy abuse and misconduct, please contact me at 1(306)-400-3655 [or email me at enquiryatarchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca]. Know that by contacting me in this way you are contacting a strictly private and confidential phone number and email address – accessed only by me.

My hope is to assist you in identifying and taking the next step or simply accessing needed information. Know also that coming to the diocese doesn't preclude you going to the police at any time. The commission given to the Church by Christ includes both healing and the pursuit of justice. Being at the service of those who have been hurt by the Church’s ministers is not peripheral to the Church’s mission, but central. 

As the delegate, I am commissioned to assist you with a process that helps you move forward and that includes, should you find it helpful, assisting you in finding a person who can journey with you and support you in identifying your options as a victim trying to move toward healing.  Responding quickly and compassionately to any situations of abuse is a priority for Archbishop Don, myself and for the Archdiocese of Regina and we are committed to walking with you on the path to healing and justice

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