Monsignor William Lynn
The jury in the clergy abuse case hears evidence of what a grand jury called ‘depraved and sadistic conduct’ related to a Passion Play, depicting the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Anthony Bozeman, then a youth minister, has testified he and others, including priests and a nun in Our Lady of Hope parish in Philadelphia had concerns about the relationship between Father David Sicoli and a 13-year-old boy.
The jury in the clergy abuse case hears emotional testimony from two more alleged victims, men who say they were abused by a priest in the early 1980’s.
Evidence from the church’s secret archives shows three boys came forward in 1977 and alleged abuse and misconduct by Father David Sicoli, then in his first assignment.
Monsignor William Lynn was questioned before the grand jury about his handing of alleged abuse cases.
When asked about evidence the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered shredded a list of admitted and suspected predator priests, Father Doyle exploded, saying that is like obstructing justice, cubed.
It was a second day of bickering on Thursday between a star witness in the clergy abuse trial in Philadelphia and the defense lawyer for the Reverend James Brennan.
The prosecution in the clergy abuse case alleges defendant Monsignor William Lynn, charged with endangering children by allowing alleged and admitted predator priests to remain in ministry, is guilty of a pattern of conduct that dates back decades in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
A trial has begun in the unprecedented case of a Philadelphia priest charged with raping a boy and a monsignor charged with endangering children as part of a coverup.
While the unprecedented clergy abuse trial of former Monsignor William Lynn and two priests is set to begin Monday, the latest pre-trial hearing in the case makes clear the defendants won’t be the only ones on trial.
A coroner is set to release the results of a probe into the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, the former leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese who died Jan. 31 at a suburban seminary.
Twelve jurors have now been selected to hear an historic case, allegations of child abuse by priests and a cover-up by a church official, Monsignor William Lynn.
A municipal judge has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the child endangerment case against Philadelphia priest Msgr. William Lynn because of newly discovered evidence in the clergy abuse case.
Jury selection begins today in the alleged clergy abuse trial of Monsignor William Lynn, Father James Brennan and former priest Edward Avery, who was defrocked.
The judge in an alleged clergy abuse case has again rejected a defense motion to prohibit the testimony of retired Philadelphia cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua on competency grounds.