\"Cardinal

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been retired from public life following sexual abuse cover up Photo by: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Disgraced LA Cardinal Mahony off to Rome to vote in Pope Benedict replacement

\"Cardinal

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been retired from public life following sexual abuse cover up Photo by: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Cardinal Roger Mahony will still help to elect a new pope, although he was barred from performing any public duties in his Los Angeles archdiocese by the current archbishop because of his handling of multiple sex abuse cases involving pedophile clergy.

Mahony was recently rebuked for his failure to do enough to stop the sexual abuse of children by priests under his watch when he led the Los Angeles Archdiocese, but apparently he still remains in good standing as archbishop emeritus.

According to the Huffington Post, Mahony said he is looking forward to traveling to Rome to participate in the secret conclave that will elect the next pope.

Mahony tweeted, “Historical news with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Am planning to be in Rome and vote for the next Pope. Will be tweeing (sic) daily.”

Read more: New Yorkers back Cardinal Timothy Dolan as replacement for Pope Benedict in Rome - VIDEO

Mahony previously participated in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict in 2005 and has called him an 'extraordinary successor to Saint Peter,' adding that the Catholic church will continue to be blessed by his prayers and writings.

Meanwhile the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is reportedly reviewing personnel files of allegedly abusive priests that have recently been released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Sheriff's Sergeant Dan Scott told the Huffington Post this week that the special victims bureau is reviewing all the files and comparing them to cases the department has already investigated to see if there could be additional victims or cases they weren't aware of.

The Los Angeles Police Department announced a similar review last week and the two probes are reportedly working independently.

Files for 122 priests were made public last month by court order after the priests fought for five years to keep them sealed.

Read more: St. Malachy predicted Pope Benedict’s successor will be last pope

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: