Group: Pa. Catholic leaders failed to protect kids

    First this. Now this:

    According to the Associated Press, a national advocacy group alleges that high-ranking Roman Catholic clergy in the Philadelphia Archdiocese conspired to cover up criminal acts by two priests who the group says sexually assaulted the same boy in the 1990s.

    Barbara Blaine of the group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says a lawsuit will be filed today naming archdiocesan officials and staffers. The group says the Villanova-based Augustinians also will be named a defendant.

    Blaine says the lawsuit will contend that the archdiocese “continues to tolerate and actively conceal the sexual abuse of children.”

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