April 11, 2005

Protesters target Law at Mass in Rome

The Washington Times

By John Phillips

VATICAN CITY -- An American advocacy group said it would protest today outside a church where the former archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, was to preside over a Mass in honor of the late Pope John Paul II.
The support group for victims of sexual abuse planned to distribute fliers decrying the public role of Cardinal Law, who stepped down in Boston under fire for shielding priests accused of molesting children.
Members of the group are "terribly upset about Law's high visibility and his apparent willingness to exploit the pope's death for his own selfish rehabilitation purposes," leader David Clohessy told the Agence France-Presse wire service.

Posted by kshaw at April 11, 2005 01:26 AM