Diocese To Hold Listening Session

Diocese To Hold Listening Session Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

(KNSI) - After two more priests were added to the list of clergy members most likely to have abused children the Catholic church is holding a listening session in Cold Spring.

The Diocese of St. Cloud says the listening session is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Boniface Church where Benedictine priests Casimir Plakut and Augustine John Strub both served.

Both men were added to the list in November.

Plakut was ordained in 1938 and died in 1988, and Augustine John Strub, was ordained in 1947 and died in 2015.

The list of priests credible accused of abuse stands at 40.

Bishop Donald Kettler encourages all victims of abuse to come forward.

The session's goals are to assure parishioners of the bishop’s support and assistance,

to offer a process for sexual misconduct issues and concerns to be voiced and discussed and to allow other victims the chance to come forward.

The bishop asks all Catholics in the diocese to pray for healing for all victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

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