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Illinois Catholic dioceses respond to lawsuit filed today

The six Catholic dioceses of Illinois issued the following statements regarding a lawsuit filed today by attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman on behalf of alleged sexual abuse victim-survivors from some Illinois dioceses.

The Catholic Conference of Illinois was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. We have no comment and refer questions to the respective dioceses.

Archdiocese of Chicago statement may be found here.

Diocese of Rockford statement may be found here.

Diocese of Belleville statement may be found here.

Diocese of Joliet statement may be found here.

Diocese of Peoria statement may be found here.

Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois statement may be found here.