LA Cardinal `Mystified' by Federal Probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cardinal Roger Mahony says he's "mystified"
by a federal grand jury probe into the handling of alleged clergy
child molestation cases by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mahony tells a Los Angeles radio station (KNX) that he would gladly testify before a grand jury, but that he thinks investigators are looking into issues that have been thoroughly dealt with.

Mahony says 22 priests were named in a federal subpoena of documents from the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, but
none is still in the priesthood and two have died.

Mahony says he has not been told he is a target of the investigation.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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