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Ruling unfavorable to US Catholic diocese

Ruling unfavorable to US Catholic diocese

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut, saying that thousands of documents that were generated by lawsuits against priests for alleged sexual abuse cannot remain sealed.
The top U.S. court on Tuesday denied the Bridgeport diocese's request to continue a stay on the release of the papers until the full court decides whether to review the case.
Four newspapers asked for the documents and the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that more than 12,000 pages from 23 lawsuits should be unsealed. The records have been sealed since the diocese settled the cases in 2001.
The documents could provide details on how retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan handled the allegations when he was bishop in Bridgeport.


Updated : 2021-04-17 21:55 GMT+08:00