Illinois AG: Catholic Church Withheld Names Of At Least 500 Accused Priests

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, the archbishop of ChicagoGoat_Girl / CC BY 2.0

Illinois's AG accused the Catholic Church of withholding the names of at least 500 priests accused of child molestation.

The Attorney General of the State of Illinois accused the Catholic Church of withholding the names of at least 500 priests who were previously accused of child sex abuse.

via the New York Times:

The preliminary report by Attorney General Lisa Madigan concludes that the Catholic dioceses in Illinois are incapable of investigating themselves and “will not resolve the clergy sexual abuse crisis on their own.”

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, said in a statement, “I want to express again the profound regret of the whole church for our failures to address the scourge of clerical sexual abuse.

“It is the courage of victim-survivors that has shed purifying light on this dark chapter in church history.”

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