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Raid executed at Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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FILE - This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows a silhouette of a crucifix and a stained glass window inside a Catholic Church in New Orleans. As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for an important national assembly, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda. But it's only one of several daunting challenges facing the nation's largest religious denomination. While federal and state law enforcement agencies widen their investigations of abuse, the church finds itself with ever fewer priests and nuns in service. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Archdiocese issued the following statement to KTRK:

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese says they are cooperating fully with the investigation, and issued the following statement:

This morning, the District Attorney of Montgomery County executed a search warrant for records and information related to an ongoing investigation. The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continues to cooperate, as we have since the outset, with this process. In fact, consistent with Cardinal DiNardo's pledge of full cooperation, the information being sought was already being compiled. The reporting of a "secret archives" is merely a Church term pertaining to confidential documents kept in a secure manner for the protection of the privacy of individuals - not unlike medical records. Pending additional information or developments, the Archdiocese will have no further comment on this ongoing investigation.

UPDATE: KTRK reports the raid has to do with an investigation into a priest who is charged with indecency with a child.
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Law enforcement officials executed a raid at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Wednesday morning, according to various media outlets.

KPRC reported the Montgomery County DA's office is investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the organization.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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