The Diocese of Sioux City has received information that Father Peter B. Murphy committed sexually abusive acts against a minor in 1960 while a temporary assistant at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City.

Father Murphy was ordained in 1955 and died in 1980. In addition to Blessed Sacrament Church, he served at St. Mary Church, Danbury; Assumption Parish, Emmetsburg; Sacred Heart Parish, Fort Dodge; St. Michael Parish, Whittemore; St. Joseph Parish, Bode; St. Rose of Lima Parish, Denison and Sacred Heart Parish, Spencer.

If you have information concerning any sexual misconduct against minors by Father Murphy, or are yourself a victim, please call Mercy Child Advocacy Center at (866) 435-4397, or the diocese at (712) 279-5610.

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