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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,412 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!