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Topic - Monsignor William Lynn
The first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex-abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison by a judge who said he "enabled monsters in clerical garb" to "destroy the souls of children."
A Roman Catholic monsignor who became the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up sex abuse claims against priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison.
The first U.S. church official convicted of endangering children in the priest-abuse scandal asked Thursday for a probationary sentence, saying he already had experienced months of scrutiny, vilification and shame.
Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot at a communications station on an island off Alaska, officials said Thursday.
An alliance of union and civil rights groups opposed to Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law has filed a complaint with the United Nations' International Labor Organization.
The widow of a teacher from central Pennsylvania who was killed in Yemen two weeks ago says the family knew the risks of living there but never felt threatened.
A defrocked Philadelphia priest pleaded guilty Thursday to a sex-abuse charge, just days before a landmark priest abuse trial is set to start.
The first U.S. bishop criminally charged with sheltering an abusive clergyman has been accused of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer, authorities said.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, on Tuesday, sending him into retirement as the archdiocese faces accusations that it covered up a long-running priest sex-abuse scandal.
"I did not intend any harm to come to [Avery's victim]. The fact is, my best was not good enough to stop that harm," Monsignor Lynn said. "I am a parish priest. I should have stayed [one]."
Monsignor Lynn, the highest-ranking U.S. church official criminally charged with sheltering abusers, says he is innocent.