33 priests in Minneapolis Archdiocese abused minors, according to audit

Dec 11, 2003
Brandt Williams

An audit has found that 33 priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have been accused of sexual abuse.  The claims span 50 years and involve 69 credible allegations by people who say they were abused as minors in the years before 1988.  The audit also says  that the church is complying with anti-sexual abuse standards adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last year.  In some cases, auditors say the churches efforts to help victims of abuse have gone above and beyond the bishops' guidelines.   However, some say the audit is under-reporting the number of people who've been abused by priests.   Minnesota Public Radio's Brandt Williams reports

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