Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Disgraced US Cardinal Bernard Law Dies In Rome

Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, has died aged 86 in Rome.

Cardinal Law was accused of having moved paedophile priests from parishes rather than confront accusations.

After leaving Boston he took a post at the Vatican where he worked until 2011.

The Boston diocese was rocked in January 2002 by allegations of sexual misconduct by dozens of priests over a time span of decades.


It avoided bankruptcy by agreeing to sell land and buildings for more than $100m (£74m) to fund legal settlements for more than 500 abuse victims.

The scandal prompted the Vatican to draw up new plans to combat child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

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