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San Francisco Archdiocese Removes Priest From Service Over Allegations Of Past Sex Abuse

The San Francisco Archdiocese has removed a priest from ministering in the city after he was removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

07/26/2014

This file picture taken on December 29, 2012, in St.Peter's square at the Vatican shows Pope Benedict XVI saluting as he arrives to the ecumenical christian community of Taize during their European meeting. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. (Alberto Pizzolio/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cardinal Tainted In Abuse Scandal To Vote On Pope Benedict Successor

Leaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.

02/11/2013

Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

Man Acquitted In S. Bay Priest Beating Wants Clergyman Tried For Perjury

After a Santa Clara County jury found him not guilty, William Lynch wants the priest that allegedly molested him as a child to be charged with perjury.

07/06/2012

Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

Lynch Supporters Anxiously Await Verdict; Deliberations Continue

Supporters and family members of a man charged with assaulting a priest he says molested him decades ago resumed their daily lunch-time demonstrations Tuesday outside a San Jose courthouse where jurors were trying to reach a verdict.

07/03/2012

A courtroom sketch of Rev. Jerold Lindner in the trial of William Lynch. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

Closing Arguments Wrapping Up In South Bay Priest-Beating Trial

Closing arguments were made Monday in the San Jose trial of a San Francisco man charged with beating a priest he claims molested him and his younger brother 37 years ago.

07/02/2012

Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

Lynch Admits To Beating South Bay Priest During Testimony

A man accused of beating a priest he says molested him and his brother began emotional testimony Friday morning at his trial on assault charges.

06/29/2012

Will Lynch booking photo. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

South Bay Priest Assault Trial Resumes After Lawyers Trade Barbs

After several emergency meetings in chambers, traded barbs of professional misconduct, and defense demands for a mistrial stemming from the priest’s alleged false testimony, Judge David Cena for the first time in nearly a week convened trial on time Wednesday.

06/27/2012

A courtroom sketch of Rev. Jerold Lindner in the trial of William Lynch. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

Another Mistrial Motion Denied In South Bay Priest Beating Trial

A Santa Clara County judge denied another defense motion for a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a Bay Area man accused of attacking a priest who he alleges molested him years earlier.

06/26/2012

Will Lynch booking photo. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Priest Pleads 5th As South Bay Beating Trial Resumes

A judge has rejected motions for a mistrial in the case of a man charged with assaulting a South Bay priest who he claims raped him decades ago.

06/25/2012

Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

Los Gatos Priest Confronted By 2nd Alleged Victim; Beating Trial Delayed

The judge overseeing the trial of a man accused of beating a Los Gatos priest Jerold Lindner sent the jury delayed testimony in the case because of legal questions over whether the cleric may have perjured himself on the witness stand.

06/21/2012

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