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Prosecutors question Timothy Dolan for sex-abuse allegations

NY archbishop 2nd American cardinal questioned before conclave

Prosecutors question Timothy Dolan for sex-abuse allegations

New York, February 21 - Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York who will vote in the upcoming papal conclave, has been questioned by prosecutors about sex-abuse cases against Roman Catholic priests, a spokesman for the New York diocese has confirmed. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which Dolan led from 2002 until 2009, faces allegations from hundreds of people and has said it is going broke due to some $9 million in legal fees. He is the second American cardinal to be asked by prosecutors about sex-abuse cases in the weeks leading up to the conclave to elect a new pope, which will commence soon after Benedict XVI formally resigns on February 28. The other cardinal is Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles who must answer questions under oath Saturday about a visiting Mexican priest who in 1987 is believed to have molested 26 children. Pressure on social media and advocacy groups has been mounting in recent days for Mahony to stay home from the conclave. Dolan has been mentioned as a top American candidate for pope, though he is considered a longshot.

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