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June 19th, 2010
09:56 PM ET

Cardinal's deposition sheds new light on how church handled abuse

From CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti and Producer Ross Levitt:

In a newly released videotaped deposition, Los Angeles Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony defends how he handled—and admittedly mishandled—allegations that one of his priests was molesting children.

The deposition was taken last January by lawyer John Manly, suing on behalf of a client who says he was abused by a priest named Michael Baker in the Los Angeles Archdiocese more than a decade ago.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Bishops • Catholic Church • Sex abuse

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