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Minnesota archbishop promises changes, says diocese will name priests known to have abused minors

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ST. PAUL -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul Catholic archbishop promises “major changes” in how his diocese deals with priests accused of sex abuse.


Archbishop John Nienstedt’s comments Monday came after revelation that a Minnesota priest working on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation in the 1970s sexually abused boys. The church did not tell law enforcement authorities about the incidents and paid the priest extra when he agreed to retire early in 2003.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.