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A lonely time for a cardinal
The former archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony,
seemed increasingly isolated this year.
He was "relieved of public and administrative duties following the release of personnel files that suggest he protected accused priests from criminal investigation," official reports recounted. Criticism from parishioners, the media and others mounted. And in Rome, where Mahony attended the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, cameras captured him, well, alone.
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