Names of Priests Accused of Abuse to be Released Thursday

Updated: 12/03/2013 5:36 AM By: Scott Theisen

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it plans Thursday to release the names of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
The archdiocese says the names will be posted on a new page of the archdiocese's website and in its newspaper, The Catholic Spirit.
A Ramsey County judge ruled Monday that the archdiocese has until Dec. 17 to disclose its list of 33 credibly accused priests. The Diocese of Winona also has until then to disclose its list of 13 priests.

The Archdiocese released a statement that reads in part, "The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is grateful for the approval of Ramsey County court to release information relating to priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in our archdiocese." Click here to read the full statement

The Associated Press contributed to this report.