Diocese of Duluth Releases Names of Accused Priests
By Tom Olsen
Duluth News Tribune
December 31, 2013
The Diocese of Duluth today released a list of 17 of its former priests who have been determined to be credibly accused of sexually abusing children.
All 17 priests have been removed from the church, are under investigation or were deceased before the accusations surfaced. Four are alive today.
The list also includes five other priests with ties to the area who have been accused while working in other ministries.
Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba called the history of abuse in the church a “sad truth that must be acknowledged” and said the release of names will help victims heal and encourage other victims to come forward.
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