Archbishop John Nienstedt had said he would disclose the names, locations and status of the men in November with â€œpermission of the relevant court.â€
The archdiocese said a protective order has been in place in Ramsey County District Court since 2009 related to the disclosure.
On Friday, the archdiocese said it just learned that a meeting with a Ramsey County judge has now been scheduled for Dec. 2. The archdiocese said the need for court approval will delay its schedule for disclosure. But the archdiocese said itâ€™s prepared to release information once the judge approves the plan.
â€œSharing information about clergy who have substantiated claims of sexually abusing minors is a critical element of Archbishop Nienstedtâ€™s commitment to strengthening archdiocesan procedures so that victims can begin to heal and to ensure the safety of minors in our care,â€ the archdiocese said in a statement. [More]