Northlands News Center
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) — Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba has released the names of 17 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children in the Duluth Diocese.
During a news conference, officials with the Duluth Diocese said the priests on the list have been removed from the church, are under investigation or were deceased before the accusations were known.
Officials also released the names of five other priests with ties to the area who have been accused while working in other ministries.
The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, released the following statement concerning today’s list of credibly accused priests:
“For the church to move forward, it’s important that all this information come out to learn how to never repeat it so Catholic officials can better protect kids right now. Still, we hope today’s disclosure will prod others who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups in Minnesota to step forward, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.”
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