For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Chicago Activist conduct Press Rally to bring Further attention and punishment to Catholic Priest who Sexually Abused Children
Chicago Community Activist will conduct a press rally to call on the Chicago Officials and Illinois Archdiocese to urge prioritization of punishment and accountability for the dioceses across the state to take steps and in place policies to hold officials, such as Catholic bishops, responsible for covering up abuse of local children.
The activist are meeting in response to a scathing report from Attorney General Lisa Madigan found that the number of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse against children in Illinois is much higher than previously acknowledged.
The report said accusations have been leveled against 690 priests, while Catholic officials have publicly identified only 185 clergy with credible allegations against them.
Although the report says that “Clergy sexual abuse of minors in Illinois is significantly more extensive than the Illinois Dioceses previously reported,” it does not estimate how many of the allegations against the 690 clergy should have been deemed credible. Some of the allegations go back decades.
The activist are also calling on anyone in the public to come forward with any information but they recognize that the criminal justice system may not be one where they will get relief, but they are seeking a measure of justice, they are seeking closure.
While Cardinal Cupich and the church are very large part of that is the church-we need to see and know that they taking their allegations seriously, investigating them and acknowledging the crimes that took place, and also publicly disclosing the names of the individuals who committed those crimes.”
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WHAT: For Immediate Release: Freedom First International and Chicago Activist-Chicago Community Activist will conduct a press rally to call on the Chicago and Illinois Archdiocese to urge prioritization and accountability for the dioceses across the state to take steps and in place policies to hold officials, such as Catholic bishops, responsible for covering up abuse of local children.
WHERE: Chicago Archdiocese at 835 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611 on Friday December 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm CST
WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters- Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Multiple Community Activist.
WHY: Problems and Issues Local Priest who many in the community have long term believed have abused children.
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level against Child Sexual abuse
AREA of INTEREST: Reform against-Church Protection Policy from merchant locally
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Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes
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