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Chicago advocates pressure minstry over accused clergy

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A group of advocates for victims abused by priests is asking a Chicago ministry to make sure one of its own has no contact with minors.

Brother Raimond Rose of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest is the subject of eight civil lawsuits filed in Minnesota accusing him of sexual abuse as far back as 1966.

Patrick Noaker, an attorney for one plaintiff says the ministry needs to be transparent about Rose’s role within the organization.

NOAKER: How is he being supervised? How is it that being prevent from having any contact with minors?

Christian Brothers of the Midwest said in a statement Rose has not been active in the ministry for several years and has no contact with minors.

Kate Bochte is an advocate with SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Bochte says Rose living close to De LaSalle Institute High School raises concerns.

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