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St. John's requests to keep priest's info private in abuse case

The St. Cloud Times reports the abbey isn't opposed to the request for the documents -- but wants the order so that the information on the accused Rev. Francisco Schulte won't be released to the public.
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The St. Cloud Times reports the abbey isn't opposed to the request for the documents -- but wants the order so that the information on the accused Rev. Francisco Schulte won't be released to the public.

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