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Accused priests wait years for justice

September 10, 2012

The Boston Globe, which played a key role in uncovering the sex-abuse scandal, now reports of a consequence that has often passed unnoticed: the plight of priests who have been accused of abuse, protested their innocence, and waited years for their cases to be resolved. The cumbersome and secretive process of a canonical trial can leave priests feeling frustrated, helpless, and sadly uninformed about the progress of their own appeals.


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