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Catholic Church orders more inquiry into Minnesota bishop

Feb. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EST

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — Roman Catholic Church leaders in Rome authorized more investigation into claims that a northern Minnesota bishop interfered with past investigations into clerical sexual misconduct with children, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday. The investigation into...

Minnesota priest apologizes for calling Muslims a 'threat'

Jan. 29, 2020 9:59 PM EST

LONSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Roman Catholic priest apologized Wednesday for saying in a sermon that Islam was “the greatest threat in the world” to the United States and Christianity. The Rev. Nick VanDenBroeke apologized in a statement issued by the St. Paul-Minnesota Catholic...

Ramsey County District Attorney Jon Choi, at podium, and Archdiocese officials hold a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted its final progress report on tightened clergy abuse protocols to a Ramsey County District judge  at the Ramsey County Attorney's office in St. Paul, Minn. Ramsey County had sued the archdiocese in 2015 for failure to protect children, and dropped the charges in lieu of three years of court monitoring of the archdiocese. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Oversight ends in St. Paul Archdiocese child protection case

Jan. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have ended four years of oversight of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of settlement designed to protect children from clergy sex abuse. Ramsey County sued the archdiocese in 2015 for its failure to protect children. County...