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Report: Church List of Alleged Abusers Too Short

Created: 02/19/2014 10:59 AM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A report says an official list from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of 33 priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse was incomplete. Minnesota Public Radio News says the actual number is more than double the official count.

MPR reports (http://bit.ly/1nNSx07 ) its investigation found the archdiocese dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950.

The priests served in nearly every parish of the archdiocese, according to MPR, which based its own list on a review of other lists compiled by church officials, court records, private settlements, police reports and church documents.

Archbishop John Nienstedt, through a spokesman, declined MPR's interview request, and former vicar general Kevin McDonough, who compiled the list of 33, did not respond to its interview request.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

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2/19/2014 10:49:00 AM (GMT -6:00)

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