2 Added To List Of Abusive Clergy

2 Added To List Of Abusive Clergy Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - The list of clergy who served in parishes within the Diocese of Saint Cloud and have been identified as likely to have abused minors is growing.

Bishop Donald Kettler announced on Tuesday that he has added two names to the list.

They are Casimir Plakut, who was ordained in 1938 and died in 1988, and Augustine John Strub, who was ordained in 1947 and died in 2015.

The two religious order priests were added by St. John's Abbey in Collegeville to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors.

Both men served for a time at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring.

The Diocese says, in line with past practice, Bishop Kettler will hold a listening session in the near future at St. Boniface Church.

The full list, which now stands at 39 individuals, can be seen here.

Bishop Kettler encourages all victims of abuse to come forward, and asks all Catholics to pray for the healing of all the victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

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