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Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:44 AM

Court filing: (Cardinal) Bevilacqua ordered shredding of memo identifying suspected abusers

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Court filing: Bevilacqua ordered shredding of memo identifying suspected abusers

By John P. Martin
Inquirer Staff Writer

Lawyers: Bevilacqua ordered shredding
Filing: Bevilacqua had memo shredded


Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua ordered aides to shred a 1994 memo that identified 35 Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests suspected of sexually abusing children, according to a new court filing.

The order, outlined in a handwritten note locked away for years at the archdiocese's Center City offices, was disclosed Friday by lawyers for Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former church administrator facing trial next month.

They say the shredding directive proves what Lynn has long claimed: that a church conspiracy to conceal clergy sex abuse was orchestrated at levels far above him.

"It is beyond doubt that Msgr. Lynn was completely unaware of this act of obstruction," attorneys Jeffrey Lindy and Thomas Bergstrom wrote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

1. Prison.

That's what every one of these bastards deserves.

But, oh, wait! Let's talk about contraception instead!

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Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:00 AM

2. DUpe.

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