April 12, 2005

Victims' group outraged at Law's role in Rome


By JACK SPILLANE, Standard-Times staff writer

Cardinal Bernard Law may be gone from Boston, but he is definitely not forgotten by the local victims of child abuse.
Some of the victims expressed outrage yesterday at the former archbishop's high profile role in the mourning period for Pope John Paul II.
Barbara Blaine, founder of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was removed by police from St. Peter's Square in Rome yesterday after she attempted to hand out fliers protesting Cardinal Law's participation.
The former Boston prelate, now the archpriest of St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, said Mass in honor of the late pope yesterday; it was one of the key Masses that takes place on each of the nine days between the pope's burial and the start of the conclave to pick his successor.

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2005 08:02 AM