Cardinal Blase Cupich and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul held a rare face-to-face meeting within the last month, according to the Attorney General's office.
The meeting took place at Raoul’s Chicago office, and was requested by Cardinal Cupich, according to officials.
The meeting comes after the Attorney General’s office began investigating all six Illinois dioceses last year after a shocking Pennsylvania grand jury report on abuse within the Catholic Church.
Before former Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s term expired earlier this year, she announced that there were allegations against at least 500 priests and clergymen in Illinois that had never been made public.
Raoul’s office did not provide specifics of what was discussed in the meeting.
“It’s an open investigation, and that’s all I can say,” a spokesman said.