See It: List Names Nearly 400 Accused Catholic Clergy in Illinois

"This report is just the beginning," said attorney Jeff Anderson

NOTE: Scroll down to see the full list

Attorneys who have represented clergy abuse victims across the United States released a report that lists the names of every Catholic priest and lay person in Illinois who has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. 

On Wednesday, the attorneys released a 185-page report that includes background information and work histories of 395 priests and lay people accused in the state's six dioceses. 

Cardinal Blase Cupich, speaking at Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse, called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to investigate bishops and religious superiors accused of failing to protect their flocks from predator priests. Lexi Sutter reports.

Attorney Mark Pearlman says this is the first time such a comprehensive Illinois list has been compiled. It aggregates previously reported information and it's not clear how much is new. 

Advocates say the list is far more extensive than the names already released by the state's six dioceses. 

Dioceses throughout the state say they have taken major steps to address clergy abuse, including publishing the names of all credibly accused members of the clergy and reporting every allegation they receive to police. The new list pulls names from lawsuits, news articles and other public sources.

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