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Media Advisory: Historic release of secret church documents and depositions detailing Vatican’s role in abuse cases

6/30/2013 5:43:00 PM

Media Advisory

June 30, 2013 

St. Paul News Conference Monday, July 1

Historic release of secret church documents and depositions

detailing Vatican’s role in abuse cases

Cardinal Dolan’s involvement in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s activities leading up to bankruptcy revealed

Attorneys say documents kept secret in Minnesota contain similar evidence of calculated denial and delay to avoid legal accountability and scandal

What:  At a news conference on Monday in St. Paul, prominent clergy abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan will: 

·         Discuss the contents of these secret documents and detail the Vatican’s role in priest
          abuse cases

·         Explain Cardinal Dolan’s role in the events leading up to the Archdiocese of
          Milwaukee’s bankruptcy filing

·         Reveal their own experience in gaining sworn testimony in depositions of former
          Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Bishop Richard Sklba, and current New
          York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and revelations disclosed in their depositions;

·         Call for release of all Catholic Church child sex abuser files in the U.S., including
          documents and files in Minnesota dioceses related to religious order clerics,
          employees, and permanent deacons;

·         Demand that Bishops in Minnesota release files and names of all known offenders in
          order to prevent any further chance of known offenders harming additional children.

 

WHEN:  Monday, July 1 at 1:00PM

WHERE:  Law Offices of Jeff Anderson & Associates
                 366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
                 St. Paul, MN 55101          

 

WHO:   Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan, St. Paul, Minnesota-based,
              internationally known trial lawyers widely recognized as pioneers in sexual abuse
              litigation. Anderson and Finnegan are representing hundreds of clergy abuse
              survivors who registered claims in the bankruptcy case filed by the Archdiocese of
              Milwaukee.

On Monday, July 1 go to www.andersonadvocates.com and click on the icon at the top of the page for access to all the released documents.

Press conference will be streamed live on the web and the link to the live stream can be found under the “News” section at www.andersonadvocates.com.

Contact Jeff Anderson:  Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.817.8665
Contact Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.205.5531