A day after Jeffress killed two monks and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself, police say the shootings don’t make much sense. They say there doesn’t seem to be any link to the sexual abuse scandal plaguing the Roman Catholic church.
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It was not known whether the attack bore any relation to the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic church in the United States and provoked several suicides and the shooting of at least one priest, in Baltimore, last month.
Polan said the worst trouble the monks — who lead a simple life of work and prayer — had faced until Monday was a few dollars missing from an outdoor collection box.
Rebecca Summers, a spokeswoman for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which includes Conception, said church authorities had no reason to think the shootings were related to the sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Catholic Church.
Investigators said they have no evidence connecting the shootings to the sex scandal in which Catholic priests have been accused of molesting youngsters.