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Kansas archdiocese hires law firm to study abuse allegations


August 31, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has hired a law firm to examine its handling of allegations of sexual abuse by its priests going back nearly seven decades.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote in a column published Friday in the archdiocese's newspaper, The Leaven, that the firm was hired to review priest personnel files back to the 1950s "to ensure that we have an accurate historical knowledge of how the archdiocese has responded to allegations of misconduct." He did not name the law firm or provide any details about how it would operate. A spokesman for the...

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