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Documents Reveal Chicago Archdiocese Protected Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse

Newly released papers document the actions of 30 Chicago priests, nearly half of them deceased, the rest now out of ministry.
Documents Reveal Chicago Archdiocese Protected Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse
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Via PBS News Hour:

GWEN IFILL: The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, the country's third largest, shielded and protected priests who were accused of sexual abuse for decades. Newly released papers document the actions of 30 priests, nearly half of them deceased, the rest now out of ministry. Victims who had long pressed for more information talked about it at a press conference in Chicago today.

JOE IACONO, abuse victim: The priest that abused me moved seven times and abused others. If they would have stopped him, like they would have stopped the other at the time of abuse, there would be many -- there would be ...

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