Pope vote an insult to the abused.

Cardinal Mahony further increases the scandal and shame in the church by attending the Papal Conclave - Comment on 2013 February 20

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Archbishop had plotted to keep law enforcement officials from learning about the rampant abuse under his watch. Read more:

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Sex abuse scandal haunts cleric

An association of US Roman Catholics has launched a petition to keep a retired Los Angeles cardinal mired in a paedophilia scandal from taking part in the conclave that will choose the next pope.

The group, Catholics United, is targeting Roger Mahony, who was relieved of all church administrative and public duties last month for mishandling abuse claims against dozens of priests, dating back to the 1980s.

"Cardinal Mahony would further increase the scandal and shame in our church by attending the Papal Conclave."

‘Pope vote an insult to the abused’

Mahony inclusion fuels anger

The documents showed that Mahony, who served as the archbishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese for 25 years, had plotted to keep law enforcement officials from learning about the rampant abuse under his watch.

"Mahony was lucky not to be in prison"

"His continued prominence reflects the culture of impunity in the church a decade after its tolerance and complicity in the abuse of children was exposed."

"A vote for pope, an insult to abuse victims"

The scandal will be thrown into sharp relief on Saturday when Mahony is scheduled for a four-hour deposition in an abuse trial dating back to 1987.

During his term of office Mahony had hushed up severe sexual encroachments of priests against twelve to fifteen year old youths and thwarted criminal proceedings through transferring culprits to other parishes.

 

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