The Archdiocese of Chicago released a statement Tuesday morning that reads, in part: “The Archdiocese acknowledges that its leaders made some decisions decades ago that are now difficult to justify. They made those decisions in accordance with the prevailing knowledge at the time.”
It goes on to say: “We realize the information included in these documents is upsetting. It is painful to read. It is not the Church we know or the Church we want to be. The Archdiocese sincerely apologizes for the hurt and suffering of the victims and their families as a result of this abuse.”
WGN’s Mark Suppelsa talked to Jan Slattery with the archdiocese’s Office for the Protection of Children and Youth on the WGN News at Five. Watch the compelling interview in the above video player.