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2nd Top Official with Archdiocese to Give Court-Ordered Deposition

Created: 04/16/2014 7:51 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

A second top official with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis will testify about sexual abuse cases in the church.

Former Vicar General Kevin McDonough is expected to give a court-ordered deposition on Wednesday, but they’re keeping the location and time private.

Earlier this month, Archbishop John Nienstedt answered questions under oath for the first time. Documents from his testimony have not yet been released, but in a statement the archdiocese says the Archbishop expressed regret for mistakes that were made in the past and assumed responsibility for mistakes that have been made since he became Archbishop of the archdiocese in 2008.

The depositions are part of a lawsuit in Ramsey County District Court; a victim has sued the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Diocese of Winona, and former priest Tom Adamson, who allegedly abused the victim in the 1970s.


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