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Indicted Philadelphia Church official admits he lied to abuse victim

Catholic World News - September 02, 2011

The former Philadelphia archdiocesan official who is facing trial on child-endangerment charges has admitted that he lied to an abuse victim, court documents show.

In testimony before the grand jury that indicted him, Msgr. William Lynn said that he told an abuse victim that the priest accused of molesting him had denied the charge. In fact the priest has admitted his guilt.

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  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - Sep. 03, 2011 8:34 AM ET USA

    Indeed, this is a serious charge - if it's true. As someone who has been following this narrative closely and has actually corresponded with writers from the Inquirer, I would take what this paper reports with a grain of salt. I would want to read the testimony for myself. I also trust that Archbishop Chaput will examine the facts - not just a report from the Inquirer - before deciding what to do.

  • Posted by: GUY F. - Sep. 02, 2011 8:20 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Chaput, do your duty. What this priest did was a serious sin against the victim and thus a serious sin in saying the lie.

  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Sep. 02, 2011 7:16 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Chaput, do your duty.

  • Posted by: Jim.K - Sep. 02, 2011 6:15 PM ET USA

    Why can we not trust our priests and bishops to tell the TRUTH? We get excuses, denials, half-lies, lies and anything but the TRUTH! What has happened to our clergy?

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