Church records show that Cardinal Mahony covered up for and protected pedophile priests. Sadly, he refuses to resign, and is defiantly traveling to Rome for the election http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/despite-criticism-cardinal-mahony-will-help-select-new-pope.html By allowing his participation, the Church is condoning and rewarding his behavior.
- Prefect for The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei"
Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller.
- Office of the Cardinal-Secretary of State
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
- Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali
We request that Cardinal Roger Mahony be excluded from participation in selection of new pope. We believe his protection and coverup of pedophile priests was a crime against innocents; a wrong that has not been fully addressed. Allowing his participation in the selection of a new pope is an affront to the faithful including these and similar victims elsewhere, and rewards his despicable behavior. This is the moment for the Church to make the courageous and just decision.
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