After a 7-year court case in Illinois, a Will County judge has entered an order which allows the release of over 7,000 internal documents from the Diocese of Joliet to the public . The plaintiff in the case was abused as an 8-year-old boy during the sacrament of first confession. Bishop Daniel Conlon, bishop of the Joliet Diocese, acknowledged the child abuse although the priest continues to deny the allegations. The documents show that every bishop serving in the Diocese of Joliet from the 1950’s through the 1990’s knew that priests were sexually abusing children.
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