(KTVI)-- St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is speaking out after criticism erupted over comments he made during a priest sex abuse case.
In a three minute statement and a letter to parishioners in the archdiocese, Archbishop Carlson apologized for the concern and frustration the deposition caused.
The diocese and Carlson's attorney have said that his testimony for a sex abuse case while he was a church leader in Minnesota, were taken out of context.
Now, he said he misunderstood a series of questions presented to him.
Archbishop Carlson said his tenure has promoted and put in place conduct codes, safe environment programs and clergy training.
He said actions speak louder than words and that his record speaks for itself.
Watch the full Youtube video below.