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Illinois attorney general issues report on clerical abuse

May 24, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Attorney General Kwame Raoul of Illinois has issued a detailed report on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.

The report—the result of a five-year investigation—found more than 1,900 credible claims of abuse lodged against Catholic clerics. That number far exceeds the totals reported by the state’s Catholic dioceses.

Bishops in Illinois pointed out that the attorney general’s report covered a period of decades, and insisted that no priest who has been credibly accused of abuse remains in active ministry today.

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