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A St. Paul attorney has released the names of eight Catholic priests identified in a deposition as having been accused of sexual misconduct while serving in the New Ulm Diocese.

Lawyer pressures diocese to release names of priests accused of abuse

A St. Paul attorney has released the names of eight Catholic priests identified in a deposition as having been accused of sexual misconduct while serving in the New Ulm Diocese.

The announcement by attorney Jeff Anderson puts pressure on the diocese to release the names of all priests credibly accused of sexual abuse while at New Ulm. The eight names released were identified by priest Francis Garvey in a deposition taken in January.

Six of the eight priests, all of whom served from the 1960s to the 1980s, have been named in past lawsuits. All but one of the eight priests has died.

New Ulm Diocese officials said the organization would comment on the subject today.

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