America’s leading cardinal rounds on accusers

America’s leading cardinal rounds on accusers

By Joe Little on Sunday 16 August 2015 17.47, RTE News, RTE.ie

The Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, has accused opponents of quoting out of context his 2007 statement to the Vatican that he was strengthening a diocese’s protection against litigation by sex abuse victims by putting most of its assets into a Cemetery Trust Fund.

He says they’re ignoring the fact that the civil law at the time required him to move the money beyond diocesan control.

Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, the Cardinal also praised this month’s bankruptcy court offer of $21m by his former archdiocese of Milwaukee to over 300 clerical abuse victims, which has been  . . .

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