- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thousands of documents that give insight into how the Archdiocese of Chicago responded to sexual abuse of children that occurred at the hands of about 30 priests will go public on Tuesday, giving the nation an unprecedented look inside how the Catholic Church handle the scandals.

Basically, the documents will reveal what the archdiocese did or didn’t do about the charges, The Associated Press reported.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest in the United States. Last week, officials provided about 6,000 pages of records to attorneys for the child abuse victims. The attorneys are alleging that top church officials knew about the sexual abuse for years, but did nothing. In fact, the attorneys say that in some instances, suspected priests were actually moved to new parishes — and they molested again, AP reported.

The documents involve 30 priests, and their release is part of a settlement reached between the archdiocese and victims.

Most of the abuse took place before 1988.


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