It is inconceivable that any bishop would stand before a congregation and give them the following instructions:
If you commit a serious sin against the community, your first obligation is to conceal it.
If an accuser comes forward, deny the offense and condemn the accuser as someone who simply wants to besmirch your name.
If that doesn't quiet the accuser, offer payment for the person's silence.
If that fails, hire the best lawyers in town.