Appeal date set for convicted Pa. church official

    A court date is set for an appeal hearing for a Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia who is behind bars for child endangerment.

    Monsignor William Lynn was the first U.S. church official convicted of covering up claims against Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children.

    A jury last year convicted the longtime secretary for clergy in Philadelphia. He is serving three to six years in prison.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has set Sept. 17 for oral arguments on Lynn’s appeal. The appeals hearing will be held in Philadelphia before a three-judge panel.

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