Monsignor William Lynn released from prison, will reside in Lawndale parish.
The public got a look at a much changed Monsignor William Lynn on Monday morning as he entered the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert streets.
The family of a man who had accused a former Northeast Philadelphia parish priest of molesting him when he was a child has filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.
A 75-year-old Catholic priest charged with molesting a Northeast boy more than a decade ago is in custody with bail set at $1 million.
The former assistant pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic parish has been arrested and charged with repeatedly molesting an altar boy over a three-year period.
The state’s child endangerment statute does not apply to Monsignor William Lynn, his lawyer argued Tuesday before a three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel.
The Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese has paid $11.6 million in legal costs in the past two years, mostly stemming from a grand jury report on sexual misconduct by clergy members.
Every seat was filled in the courtroom during last week's closing arguments in the city's historic priest sex abuse trial.
When Monsignor William Lynn took the witness stand in his own defense, he testified repeatedly that he did the best he could, within his limited power, to investigate child sex abuse allegations that had been made against parish priests.