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Testimony sheds light on Mahony's handling of priest sex abuse

Jun 16, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
L.A. cardinal defends his 1986 decision not to contact police after a priest told him about molestations because it was church policy at the time to handle such issues 'pastorally,' deposition shows.

Cardinal Roger Mahony defended his 1986 decision not to inform police about a priest who admitted he molested children, saying his actions were consistent with church policy at that time, according to a deposition made public Tuesday.