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Published April 22, 2010, 08:50 AM

Church Abuse Lawsuit

St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson is announcing details of a federal lawsuit against the Vatican and Pope Benedict over the failure to defrock a Wisconsin priest despite allegations he molested some 200 deaf boys from 1950 to 1975.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson is

announcing details of a federal lawsuit against the Vatican and

Pope Benedict over the failure to defrock a Wisconsin priest

despite allegations he molested some 200 deaf boys from 1950 to

1975.

Anderson is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon at his

office in St. Paul.

Anderson says the plaintiff will be a victim of the Rev.

Lawrence Murphy. He says the victim sent certified letters to the

Vatican in 1995 asking that Murphy be defrocked, but they went

unanswered.

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