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Las Cruces Diocese releases accused priests' personnel files

Las Cruces Diocese releases accused priests' personnel files

The Associated Press
February 11, 2019 08:56 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is releasing thousands of pages of files involving 28 priests who face credible allegations of sexually abusing children.

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The diocese said Thursday that it has voluntarily shared personnel files with the New Mexico attorney general's office.

Diocese officials also identified 13 other priests who have been the subject of credible allegations while serving in another diocese.

Bishop Gerald Kicanas plans to address the matter at a 9 a.m. news conference in Las Cruces.

The New Mexico attorney general's office said in September it wanted Roman Catholic church officials around the state to allow it to review personnel records for any material that might be related to past or present allegations of sexual abuse. The Las Cruces Diocese then in November released the priests' names.

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