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     November 21, 2018      #93-325 PB1
Bishop John Quinn, of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, announced the diocese will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of its efforts to offer financial compensation to 121 victims of sexual abuse.

Joe Ahlquist / @jahlquist@postbulletin.com / file

Diocese asks for reconciliation

By Brian Todd

WINONA — The Diocese of Winona-Rochester is taking the next step in seeking forgiveness – asking for reconciliation – for its part in the child sexual abuse of 121 individuals.

The claims of child sexual abuse by clergy arose due to the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifted the statute of limitations on past claims of child sexual abuse for a three-year period that ended in 2016, the diocese wrote in a statement released Tuesday. These 121 claims of abuse occurred from 1960 to 1986 and were committed by 14 priests across 11 parishes in the diocese.

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Brian Todd