Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Consumers file for probe if Cardinal Mahony comes to Rome

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Rome, February 22 - Catholic members of Italian
consumer association Codacons on Friday submitted a request to
prosecutors to open a sex-abuse investigation into Cardinal
Roger Mahony if he comes to Rome for the conclave to elect a new
pope next month, but also asked Benedict XVI to prevent him from
attending at all.
"We maintain there are sufficient grounds to put him under
investigation as soon as he enters our country," said a
statement from the group.
Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, must answer
questions under oath Saturday about a visiting Mexican priest
who in 1987 is believed to have molested 26 children.
In its petition to prosecutors, Codacons said "we must
bring to light whether there were any Italians who were
victimized".
Mahony's case has prompted a growing number of calls on
social media and from advocacy groups for him to skip the
conclave, which is expected to commence mid-March.
Codacons Friday asked the pope to intervene.
"Considering the requests from the Christian world, keep
the cardinal from participating in the conclave," they said.

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