By Ben Brumfield, CNN
A California judge has forced the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to release some 12,000 pages of church documents revealing how it handled allegations of priest sexual abuse.
There were many - 192 priests and bishops were named in litigation, the archdiocese said.
"The cases span decades," Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a statement Thursday. Some go back to the 1930s.
Story says "may reveal". I will bet there will be no follow up if no such revelation materializes and in fact the evidence points toward them not knowing anything.
Then why are they withholding so many fall under the court order ? Why did their attorney say there were 30,000 pages, when in truth there only 12,000 ? They are doing themselves no favors, but hey, if ya gotta believe...
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