Attorneys releasing documents showing how Chicago archdiocese handled priest sex abuse claims - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Cloudy
-0.5°C

Attorneys releasing documents showing how Chicago archdiocese handled priest sex abuse claims

FILE - In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Chicago Cardinal Francis George speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Rome, Italy. Internal documents showing how officials from the Archdiocese of Chicago handled allegations of child sexual abuse by priests are about to become public when victims’ attorneys post the documents to a website Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2014, after receiving them from the archdiocese last week as part of legal settlements. The documents are for 30 of 65 priests for whom the archdiocese says it has credible allegations. George says the disclosures are an attempt at transparency and to help victims heal. He’s also apologized to victims and area Catholics for the abuse. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
January 20, 2014 - 10:05 PM

CHICAGO - Internal documents showing how officials from the Archdiocese of Chicago handled allegations of child sexual abuse by priests are about to become public.

Victims' attorneys will post thousands of documents online Tuesday morning, about a week after receiving them from the archdiocese as part of legal settlements.

Attorneys say the documents will show the archdiocese concealed the abuse for decades, including moving priests to new parishes where they molested children again.

Cardinal Francis George says the disclosures are an attempt at transparency and a means to help victims heal. He's also apologized to victims and area Catholics for the abuse.

He's stressed the documents pertain to abuse that happened before he became archbishop.

The documents are for 30 of 65 priests for whom the archdiocese says it has credible allegations.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
The Associated Press

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
  • Pier 1 closing all of its stores in Canada
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. announced today that it has entered into bankruptcy protection and is pursuing a sale. The retailer  commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankrupt
  • Vernon's Atlantis waterpark gets a new name
    A popular Vernon waterpark is starting its transformation with a new name. Formerly known as Atlantis Waterslides, the waterpark, located north of the city along Highway 97, has been renamed
  • Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY - The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earl
  • Mammoth's tooth found in Williams Lake and preserved for decades by B.C. family
    What was once part of a mammoth-sized smile now is a very old conversation starter in Bryan Johnson's Vancouver home. Johnson's stepfather found a mammoth tooth in a creek at the sou
  • Vernon family captures mesmerizing melting ice
    A Vernon family was on their way home from Kelowna when they made a pit stop after noticing a beautiful scene along Wood Lake. Matthew Royal and his daughters noticed how “cool”
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile