What’s Next for Robert Finn, The First Catholic Bishop Convicted in Sex Abuse Cover-up?

A spokesman for Robert Finn says that the bishop plans on remaining the leader of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, this despite the bishop’s recent criminal conviction for shielding an abusive priest. Daniel Gibson reports for Religion News Service that “Pope Benedict XVI is the only one with the authority to force a bishop from office.” And so far, the Vatican has not weighed in on Finn’s conviction. 

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