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Judge orders names of accused priests released

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WXOW/AP) - A Ramsey County judge has ordered the Diocese of Winona to release a list of 13 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

The ruling came Monday morning from District Judge John Van de North.

The ruling also gives the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis until Dec. 17 to disclose a similar list of 33 priests. 

The lists in the ruling were compiled in 2004. 

The ruling states the Diocese and Archdiocese must release the priests' names, birth year and age, year of ordination, whether they're alive or dead and the year of death, the parishes they served, their current status, and the current city and state where they live.

He says the dioceses must provide detailed explanations for any names they choose not to release.

The dioceses must file the same information by Jan. 6 for any priests accused since the lists were compiled.


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