Federal lawsuit for the Diocese of Knoxville, Antony Punnackal, and the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
A lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee alleges horrific treatment of an asylum-seeking Honduran woman at the hands of her parish priest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the subsequent intimidation and retaliation against this woman.
Click here to read the complaint.
Bishop Stika will not ever let an adult case go before the Review Board again. You are showing your guilt, Bishop. Revising policy when it does not give you what you want is a very common tool of the guilty. Click here to see May 2022 revision of Diocesan Review Board by-laws.
What does the Catholic Church say about treatment of immigrants, migrants, refuges, and people on the move?
Creating a world where immigrants, migrants, refugees and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging.
Pastor of St. Mary's in Gatlinburg indicted, arrested for sexual assault March 2022
Lawsuit: Doe v. Diocese of Knoxville and A.V. Punnackal
Link to press release from SNAP of Tennessee - April 22, 2022. Click here.
January 7th article in the Mountain Press.
April 22 - Article in the Knoxville News Sentinel written by Liam Adams of the Nashville Tennessean