MO - New Philly priest verdict should worry KC bishop, SNAP says
The historic guilty verdict today against a top Philadelphia Catholic official should embolden KC prosecutors and give KC Bishop Finn serious pause.
Finn faces essentially the same charge that his Philly colleague did – endangering kids by concealing crimes.
For the first time in history, a high ranking US Catholic official was held responsible - for knowingly, repeatedly and selfishly - putting kids in harm’s way. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.
We hope this landmark verdict will prompt current and former Catholic officials – in Philly, in KC and across the country – to “come clean” with what they know about child molesting clerics. We also hope it will give hope to victims and encourage them to call police and prosecutors, so that other child molesters and corrupt officials can be exposed, removed, charged, convicted and jailed, so kids will be safer.
(The lead defendant in the Philly case was Msgr. William Lynn.)
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