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Cardinal: L.A.'s Roger Mahony should help select pope

  • Cardinal William Levada gestures during a media conference Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Patrick's seminary in Menlo Park, Calif. Levada says retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony should participate in the process of the selection of the next pope. Cardinal Levada made the comments on Monday ahead of his trip to the Vatican to help with the selection of the next pope. His comments came in the wake of a grass-roots campaign to shame Mahony into refraining from participating because of his role protecting sexually abusive priests. Mahony has been shown to have covered up for other priests who raped and molested children. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MENLO PARK — A prominent member of the U.S. Catholic hierarchy who will take part in the selection of the next pope said Monday retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony should also participate in the process.

Cardinal William Levada made the comments at a Menlo Park seminary ahead of his trip to the Vatican to help with the selection of the next pope.

Levada's comments came in the wake of a grass-roots campaign to shame Mahony into refraining from participating because of his role protecting sexually abusive priests. Mahony has been shown to have covered up for other priests who raped and molested children.

Mahony has said he would participate in the voting for the new pope.

Levada also said he has no problem with a decision by Pope Benedict to not release an investigation into Vatican leaks to the cardinals prior to the gathering to select the next Pope.


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