Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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John 1941 P Accused Benedictine As of 2002, Eidenschink, a former Abbot of the abbey, was living under restrictions at St. John's Abbey. He admitted to sexually abusing 2 monks who had not yet taken their final vows. One victim was molested prior to 1971 and the other was molested during Eidenschink's tenure as Abbot. Died 6/04 at age 89. St. Cloud, MN Source:
St. Cloud Times 10.02.02 (in collection); St. Cloud Tmes 4.1.11; Star Tribune 5.9.02; Associated Press 04.30.02; Associated Press 05.11.02; Star Tribune 05.12.02; Star Tribune 09.27.02; Star Tribune 09.29.02; National Catholic Reporter 12.13.02; St. Cloud Times 12.28.02; St. Cloud Times 06.21.04; St. Cloud Times 08.06.06; Behind the Pine Curtain: St. John's Troubled Abbey 09.30.07; A.W. Richard Sipe Statement for Pope Benedict XVI 04.21.08; Star Tribune 03.30.11

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