|The St. Francis Mission|
A recent national survey of clergy sexual abuse reports found that 683 allegations were made against Catholic clergy in the U.S. last year, nine of which originated in the Diocese of Rapid City and dated from 30 to 45 years ago. The majority of the Rapid City diocese’s allegations were made in connection with the litigation involving a Catholic boarding school for Native American students at St. Francis, a Jesuit-run mission on the Rosebud Reservation that was staffed by the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, according to the Rev. Steve Biegler, diocese administrator. None of the nine allegations involved any priests currently serving in the western South Dakota diocese and two were against a diocesan priest who has been dead for 40 years, he said.
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