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New priest abuse documents detail Chicago archdiocese wrongdoing
New priest abuse documents detail Chicago archdiocese wrongdoing

CHICAGO — Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and insights into how the nation's third-largest archdiocese quietly shuttled accused priests from parish to parish and failed to notify police of child sexual abuse allegations. The paper trail, going back decades, also portrays painfully slow progress toward reform, accountability and openness. Most of the 30 clergymen related to the documents were not prosecuted. They were shielded by church officials...

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