Cardinal who resigned over clergy sex abuse to lead papal memorial mass

[JURIST] Cardinal Bernard Law [Wikipedia profile], who resigned as the Archbishop of Boston in 2002 amid accusations that he covered up sexual abuse of children by priests {JURIST news archive], will on Monday lead one of nine memorial masses for Pope John Paul II. Members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests [advocacy website] is traveling to Rome to protest [press release]. The Boston Archdiocese has settled lawsuits [Boston Globe report] from over 500 victims of abuse for $85 million, and also with one of its insurance carriers to help cover that cost. Ir also sold land and closed churches [Boston Globe report] to raise money. BBC News has more.

 

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