Los Angeles files show religious orders, too, protect priest-abusers
CWN - September 10, 2013
Superiors of religious orders working in Los Angeles helped to protect priests from sex-abuse charges, the latest files released by the archdiocese show.
The personnel files, released by the Los Angeles archdiocese in connection with the settlement of sex-abuse lawsuits, detail the handling of accusations against priests who were members of religious orders.
A Los Angeles Times report examines the case of a Vincentian priest who, when he admitted molesting a teenage boy, was instructed to leave the state immediately to avoid charges. Neither his religious superiors nor archdiocesan officials—who were aware of the complaints—informed police.
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