Attorneys To Depose Archbishop 12 Feb 14

A judge has ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to allow attorneys for an alleged clergy abuse victim to depose Archbishop John Nienstedt and former Vicar General Kevin McDonough. The depositions must take place within 30 days. The judge also ordered the archdiocese to create a list of all priests accused of sexually abusing minors since 2004, and that list must be prepared by February 18th. A man who claims he was sexually abused by priest nearly 40 years ago brought the lawsuit and his attorney will now begin reviewing internal church documents related to clergy abuse. The archdiocese says it looks forward to working with the court.