Last week Newsweek published a cover story from veteran Philadelphia journalist Ralph Cipriano that dives even deeper into the credibility of an alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse that resulted in landing three priests and one teacher in prison.
Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia
A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, and ordered a new trial for the Philadelphia archdiocese’s former secretary for clergy.
Part of Pope Francis' U.S. itinerary will take him to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in northeast Philadelphia along the Delaware River. One of the current occupants of the prison is Msgr. William Lynn.
This week’s court decision that freed a senior cleric in Philadelphia who had been jailed for shielding an abusive priest was a symbolic setback for victims’ advocates.