Lynn: Bevilacqua Trashed Bad Priests List

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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia church official facing trial in the priest-abuse scandal says he created a list of problem priests in 1994 — but Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua had it destroyed.

Monsignor William Lynn says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recently turned over a surviving copy that corroborates his claims.

Lynn asked Friday to have his conspiracy and child-endangerment case thrown out based on the new evidence. Jury selection is under way.

Lynn is the first U.S. church official charged for allegedly keeping predator-priests in ministry.

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