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  • Although Cardinal Justin Rigali, then Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archbishop, had denied there were any priests against whom there were credible allegations of sexual abuse, the archdiocese puts more than 20 priests on administrative leave and hires a team of legal and psychiatric experts to investigate them.

    Chronology of the clergy sex-abuse scandal →

  • Justin Rigali, then the archbishop, immediately denied that charge, but not long after that, the archdiocese announced several of those priests were placed on administrative leave.

    Priests' trial to begin on Monday →