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Diocese of Wilmington statement regarding Padua Academy

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington issued the following statement regarding Padua Academy:
For the past several days Bishop Malooly has been working behind the scenes in conversation with leadership from the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and several members of the Padua Academy Advisory Board in efforts to resolve this painful and divisive situation.   At the request of Bishop Malooly, Oblate leadership invited Mrs. Cindy Mann and Father Nicholas Waseline to sit down with an independent mediator in the hopes of beginning a conversation toward reconciliation. Father Waseline responded favorably to this invitation; Mrs. Mann did not. Moreover, because Mrs. Mann has indicated that she intends to file a lawsuit, it appears that further conversation with her is not possible at this time. Bishop Malooly continues to be hopeful for the possibility of reconciliation.