Michigan AG seizes Catholic dioceses’ records in sex abuse investigation

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Pope Francis gives a speech during an ecumenical meeting with youth on September 25, 2018 at the Charles Lutheran church (Kaarli Kirik) in Tallinn, Estonia on the third day of his Baltic tour. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: CNN

By Steve Almasy and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

(CNN)Michigan authorities have seized records from every Catholic diocese in the state as part of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by clergy, the dioceses said in separate statements released Wednesday.

 

The Archdiocese of Detroit, and dioceses in Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette and Saginaw said their offices were served search warrants Wednesday morning from Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Schuette’s office announced last month that it would be looking into possible sexual abuse by priests in the state’s seven dioceses.
CNN has reached out to Schuette’s office for comment.

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