Two organizations plan to protest after Archbishop comments

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louisans continue to question the comments Archbishop Robert Carlson made during his recent deposition testimony.  Two organizations plan to protest Wednesday afternoon.  They are fuming about comments the Archbishop made during a deposition in a sex abuse case.

His comments during the deposition have the Association for the Rights of Catholics and SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  planning to protest outside of the new cathedral.  The deposition was about what Carlson knew about sex abuse allegations during the 80s and 90s, when he served as a Catholic official in Minnesota.  Carlson admitted that he never once called police to report any abuse allegations and he said something else that upset many people.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis released a statement saying the Archbishop believes abuse is "A most egregious offense." The protest will begin at 2p.m.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis released a statement this morning about the controversy.

To read the statement click: Archdiocese of St. Louis