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Judge postpones hearing on Cardinal Bevilacqua's fitness for court testimony

Catholic World News - September 07, 2011

A Pennsylvania judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua is competent to testify in the trial of one of his former chancery staff members. Prosecutors have sought Cardinal Bevilacqua’s testimony in the case against Msgr. George Lynn, who is charged with endangering children. The retired cardinal’s attorney says that his client—who, at the age of 88, is reportedly suffering from dementia as well as cancer—is not healthy enough to testify in court.

Judge Sarmina rescheduled the competency hearing for October 7. The judge has ordered attorneys not to discuss the case with the media, and she herself did not give a reason for the postponement.

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