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Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba speaks Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at a news conference during which the diocese released the names of priests who were credibly accused of sexually abusing minors. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Steve Kuchera

Duluth Diocese releases list of accused priests

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Tom Olsen | Forum News Service

DULUTH - Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba told members of the media Tuesday that the history of sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church is a “sad truth that must be acknowledged,” and that the church wants to help victims heal and encourage others to come forward with their stories.

That’s why the Diocese of Duluth on Tuesday released a list of 17 priests it has determined to be “credibly accused” of wrongdoing, Sirba said.

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