Three priests removed for credible sexual abuse allegations

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PEORIA, Ill. (WCIA) — The Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria is forcing three retired priests to step down from public ministry.

The diocese released a statement that there were credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The three priests are all accused of engaging in sexual misconduct as far back as fifty years ago. Those allegations are against Fr. 

This all comes a few weeks after three people said they were suing the Diocese of Springfield, Peoria and Rockford for mishandling complaints of sexual abuse.

Here is the statement from the diocese:

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