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Crookston, MN (WDAY TV) - The Crookston Diocese under fire after its Bishop is accused of withholding the names of priests involved in sex abuse cases.

A survivor's network of people abused by priests alleges Bishop Michael Hoeppner left out two priests from a list of offenders released in January 2014.

Rick Boyd was convicted in 1984 for possessing large amounts of child pornography.

Jerry Foley admitted to sexual misconduct in the 1970s and 80s.

David Clohessy/Executive Director SNAP, "These two should have been the first two on the list, because Father Foley admitted sexual misdeeds and Father Boyd was convicted of sexual misdeeds, so these should have been the easiest and the first predator priests who's names the bishop disclosed."

Bishop Hoeppner hasn't returned phone calls.

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