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Deadline For St. Louis Archdiocese To Release Clergy Abuse Records Approaches

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - No indication yet what the St. Louis Archdiocese plans to do about Friday’s deadline to adhere to the court-ordered release of clergy abuse information.

The Archdiocese has until the end of the working day today to release the names of all priests accused of sexual abuse in the past 20 years and the names of those who made the complaints.

But St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker says the Archdiocese could withhold the names of those involved in cases the church determined were unsubstantiated.

A woman who is suing a defrocked priest, the Archdiocese and Archbishop Robert Carlson sought the records.

In a written statement, Archdiocesan officials say Judge Dierker’s 13 page order clearly shows these are very complicated issues and it will continue to work within the judicial process toward a resolution to this lawsuit which it says is rooted in the truth and fairness to all involved.

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