Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

Father Bruno Segatta via Facebook

 

Note: the following text and audio contains discussions of sexual assault. 

It’s been nearly three decades since Lisa Howser first came forward with allegations of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest at Gonzaga University in Spokane. 

Idaho Statesman

A retired Boise Catholic Priest facing child porn and drug charges is back in custody. Seventy-two-year-old Thomas Faucher has been charged with seven extra counts of possession of child pornography, one count of child porn distribution and an additional count of drug possession.

Idaho Statesman

Retired Boise Catholic priest W. Thomas Faucher made his first in-person appearance at the Ada County Courthouse this morning.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise will offer his resignation to Pope Francis early next month in keeping with church policy.

Michael P. Driscoll has been bishop in Boise 15 years.

All bishops are asked to submit a resignation on their 75th birthday. Driscoll, who is Idaho's oldest presiding bishop, will turn 75 on Aug. 8.

The Idaho Statesman reports that it's possible his resignation could be denied, in which case he would remain bishop.