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Diocese of La Crosse to release list of priest abuse allegations

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - On Saturday, the Diocese of La Crosse plans to publish a list of clergy with substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse.

The diocese said it would release the list on its website Saturday at 4 p.m.

In a statement Friday, the diocese said as the list is released, a pastoral letter from Bishop William Callahan will be read at all weekend Masses in the diocese.

According to the diocese, the list was created after an audit of clergy files dating back to 1868 when the diocese was founded.

The Diocese of La Crosse covers a large portion of western and central Wisconsin including parishes in La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. Nearly 200,000 Catholics are served by the diocese.

We'll update this story as new information becomes available Saturday afternoon including comments from Bishop Callahan on our 6 p.m. news

WXOW Staff

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