Statement Regarding Rev. Marvin Klaers

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned that a lawsuit was served today alleging that Rev. Marvin Klaers sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.  As is our protocol, we immediately notified law enforcement from the area where the abuse is reported to have happened.  Our Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment will wait to conduct its own investigation until law enforcement gives its approval.

Father Klaers is not currently in ministry and has not been since 2014.

Please join me in praying for all victims of abuse.