New Ulm Diocese Files Suit against Irish Diocese
March 27, 2014
In a rare legal move, the Diocese of New Ulm is suing another diocese.
The lawsuit against the Diocese of Clogher in Ireland and the Servants of the Paraclete religious order claims they sent a priest to Minnesota without warning about past accusations of sexual abuse.
The New Ulm Diocese claims it never would have accepted the Rev. Francis Xavier Markey in 1981 if it had been told about his past allegations.
Markey is accused of abuse in the New Ulm Diocese.
He died in 2012 while awaiting trial on child rape charges in Ireland.
An attorney for the religious order says he had no knowledge of the latest lawsuit.
The Diocese of Clogher didn't return an email seeking comment from The Associated Press.