Phoenix Bishop Avoided Justice Obstruction Charges

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http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0916priest16.html Resigned Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien would have faced obstruction-of-justice charges for ordering a top aide to stonewall investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by priests if he had not signed an immunity agreement in May, The Arizona Republic reports. A transcript of a conversation with former priest Joseph C. Ladensack, who once supervised Catholic schools in the diocese, quotes O'Brien as saying about sex abuse cases, "You have to come to me first, I will . . .

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