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Cardinal Mahony in Rome despite calls to skip conclave


Rome, February 25 - Controversial American Cardinal
Roger Mahony, who critics have urged to abstain from the
conclave to elect a new pope over a growing sex-abuse scandal,
is in Rome and attended Benedict XVI's final Angelus on Sunday,
Mahony said on his blog Monday.
Mahony answered questions under oath Saturday about a
visiting Mexican priest who in 1987 is believed to have molested
26 children at the Los Angeles Archdiocese, where he was the
archbishop at the time.
A grass-roots campaign had sprung up, trying to shame
Mahony into dropping out of the conclave over allegations that
he protected sexually abusive priests by moving them to other
But Mahony has appeared defiant as supporters in the Church
defend his right and duty to attend.
"I'm looking forward to attending Pope Benedict's final
General Audience on Wednesday of this week. Historic days,
prayer needed!" he posted on Twitter on Monday.
"Will be tweeting often from Rome, except during the actual
Conclave itself," he said in a tweet Friday.

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