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CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN-Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN- Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN-Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Monsignor William Lynn, who became the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up sex-abuse claims, was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison. “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].” (Associated Press)

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Monsignor William Lynn, who became the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up sex-abuse claims, was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison. “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].” (Associated Press)