Archbishop ‘Didn’t Know’ Child Sex Was A Crime

The current archbishop of St. Louis says he was unsure if a priest having sex with a child was a crime back when he was auxiliary bishop in the Twin Cities. The comments by Archbishop Robert Carlson came in a deposition taken in May but released Monday. It’s part of a lawsuit against a Minnesota priest. Carlson is not a party to the lawsuit. Matt Karis shook his head after watching the deposition on a phone. He was raised to believe in the Catholic religion, but he says he doesn’t believe that the St. Louis archbishop didn’t know it was a crime for a priest to have sex with a child.

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