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Minnesota law-enforcement agencies have not heard from archdiocese, radio station reports

April 04, 2014

Although the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis has said that it had offered 50 different law-enforcement agenceis an opportunity to review files of priests accused of sexual abuse, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has reported that in a survey of 12 local police agencies, it found none that had heard from the archdiocese.

MPR has been aggressive in pursuing the sex-abuse story, and the broadcast outlet called 18 law-enforcement agencies to check the archdiocesan statement. Of the 12 that responded, 11 said that they had not had contact with the archdiocese.


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  • Posted by: unum - Apr. 05, 2014 9:10 AM ET USA

    The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis has some curious public information practices that do not serve the faithful well. Apparently they are in need of advice by other professionals beside attorneys!

  • Posted by: Savonarola - Apr. 04, 2014 10:30 PM ET USA

    Very strange indeed that the chancery would claim to have contacted numerous law enforcement agencies but be unwilling to say which agencies these were. Makes the statement virtually useless and likely untrue. Stonewalling?