Updated: Feb 28, 2012 5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Eleven jurors have been chosen so far to hear a landmark priest abuse case in Philadelphia.
The trial is expected to reveal the inner workings of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Prosecutors say two cardinals and others protected predator-priests to save the archdiocese’s reputation – and finances. But only one church official is on trial.
Monsignor William Lynn is accused of endangering children as secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004. The 61-year-old Lynn has pleaded not guilty and blames the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (beh-vih-LAH’-kwah) for hiding the problem.
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