Latin American becomes new pope

Latin American becomes new pope

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (UPI) -- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, a Jesuit, is the new pope, the first Latin American in history, taking the papal name of Francis.

LA Archdiocese to pay $10M for sex abuse

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay nearly $10 million to settle claims by four men that a priest molested them when they were boys, attorneys say.

Rome-bound Cardinal questioned in sex case

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The cardinal who formerly led the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese answered questions on clergy sex-abuse cases and said he'd be in Rome to vote for a new pope.

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Priest sex abuse to be top papal priority

SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The next Roman Catholic pope's primary priority will be confronting priest sex abuse scandals, a top cardinal said Thursday in Brazil.

Documents show Vatican slowed abuse cases

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Recently released documents in Los Angeles suggest Vatican bureaucracy hampered bishops trying to deal with allegations of abusive priests.
Removed cardinal to vote on new pope

Removed cardinal to vote on new pope

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles cardinal removed over charges of concealing priest molestations will be able to vote on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, a church spokesman said.

Church bares 12,000 files, removes prelate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese released 12,000 documents from files on priests accused of sexual abuse and ended Cardinal Roger Mahony's public duties.
Key names will be in priest abuse files

Key names will be in priest abuse files

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Los Angeles archdiocese attorneys proposed, then dropped, a plan to turn over more than 30,000 pages of documents on alleged abuse by priests without key names.

U.S. cardinal defendant in suit by Mexican

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- A federal judge in California has ruled the Alien Tort Statute can be used to sue the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on behalf of a Mexican boy.
No word yet from Ariz. gov on immigration

No word yet from Ariz. gov on immigration

PHOENIX, April 21 (UPI) -- With four days to go, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had given no hint Wednesday whether she would sign a controversial immigration bill into law.
Church leaders rip Ariz. immigration bill

Church leaders rip Ariz. immigration bill

PHOENIX, April 20 (UPI) -- A Catholic cardinal ripped immigration legislation passed in Arizona, calling the bill "mean-spirited" and saying it would compel people to rat on each other.

Report: Top Catholic official testifies

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A senior Catholic official in Los Angeles has testified under immunity before a grand jury investigating sex abuse, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

LA cardinal 'delayed' calling cops

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A member of Cardinal Roger Mahony's inner circle says the Los Angeles prelate issued instructions to delay reporting a priest's sexual misconduct to police.

Ex-priest to testify in abuse inquiry

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A former priest who admitted to child abuse will testify before a grand jury investigating the Los Angeles archdiocese, a courthouse source said Friday.
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Roger Mahony
Newly inauggurated Mayor Antonio Villaraigos addresses the crowd as his wife, Corina, left, Cardinal Roger Mahony, former Vice President Al Gore and California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, right, clap during the inauguration ceremonies on July 1, 2005 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)

Roger Michael Mahony (born February 27, 1936) is an American cardinal in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. He is the fourth and current Archbishop of Los Angeles and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1991.

Roger Michael Mahony was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The son of Victor and Loretta (née Baron) Mahony. His father was a poultry processor. He has a twin brother, Louis, and an older brother, Neil. As a child he attended St. Charles Grammar School, North Hollywood and, at age 14, he entered the minor seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

After studying at the Our Lady Queen the of Angels Seminary and St. John's Seminary, Mahony was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1962, by the Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, Aloysius Joseph Willinger, CSsR. He graduated from The Catholic University of America in 1964 with a master's degree in social work. For the next 13 years, he held pastoral and curial assignments in the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno and the newly formed Diocese of Fresno. He was named a monsignor in February 1967. He also taught social work at Fresno State University during this period.

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