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Catholic order in Colorado identifies friars accused of sexual abuse

DENVER (AP) - - A Catholic order in Colorado has released the names of 13 friars accused of sexual abuse.
The Denver Post reports that the Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Conrad in Denver provided information obtained through a 2018 audit ordered by its head minister that uncovered abuses of minors or vulnerable adults.
The order says two of the 13 friars are dead and five have left the order, but none are currently in active ministry.
The province says it is unaware of the number of victims or incidents, but 10 of the accused spent time in Colorado and all the cases have been submitted to the Denver District Attorney or district attorneys where abuses occurred.
The newspaper reports the Capuchin order is in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Texas.

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