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In a landmark move, St. John's Abbey releases files on accused of abuse monks


St. John’s Abbey, long the subject of sex abuse allegations, opened up its clergy files to public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday. The files were immediately labeled incomplete by victims’ advocates.

The abbey in Collegeville, Minn., released its personnel files on 18 monks credibly accused of sexually abusing minors as part of a legal settlement reached by a St. Cloud man who said he was abused by a monk as a St. John’s Preparatory School student in 1977.

Although the files went online at Tuesday, the abbey’s website made no mention of the historic revelations by the day’s end.


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