Bernard Francis Law, who has already handed in his resignation as Bishop of Boston, has been targeted by the American association that supports victims of paedophilia: “He is a deceiver, the Pope must expel him from the Vatican dicasteries”
vatican city: It was one “black Friday” for U.S. cardinal, Bernard Francis Law. He was contested by victims of paedophile priests, on the very day he turned 80 (losing the right to vote in the conclave) and just as his successor, Sean Patrick O’Malley was being interviewed by Benedict XVI.
Among the most esteemed members of the conservative section on the Holy See, Law (formerly the U.S. Episcopal Conference’s “minister for foreign affairs”) paid a higher price than others for the American paedophilia scandal, but despite this, he has remained a reference point within the Roman Curia. The archpriest of the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major and former Archbishop of Boston was forced to submit his resignation after the explosion of the paedophilia scandal in America, in 2002.