Cardinal Law, disgraced figure in church abuse scandal, dies

Express Newsline

January 18, 2018

Cardinal Bernard Law, the Archbishop emeritus of Boston who resigned in 2002 amid a clergy sex abuse scandal, died Wednesday [December 20, 2017] at the age of 86.

“Spotlight” star Mark Ruffalo is not mourning the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, formerly the archbishop of Boston. “Where are we going to celebrate?” said Robert Casarlo, an abuse victim who spoke during a press conference in Boston Wednesday.

Law was once one of the most important figures in the US church, wielding considerable influence inside the Vatican.

Speaking to reporters, some survivors gathered to reflect on Law’s death and the abuse they suffered by the priests he oversaw in Boston.

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