FROM Ashley Powers
Files Point to Child Sex Abuse Cover-up at LA Archdiocese Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Roger Mahony, then Archbishop of America's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese, plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement. That's according to new evidence reported today by the Los Angeles Times . Mahony renewed his public apologies yesterday for what he called, “ignorance, bad decisions and moral failings” he said he did not recognize until visiting with sex-abuse victims in 2006. Ashley Powers is part of the Times team that overcame efforts by the Archdiocese of Los Angels to keep records secret. Michael Rezendes was lead reporter on the Boston Globe 's Pulitzer Prize-winning team that uncovered sex abuse among priests in Boston ten years ago.
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