As they filed out of Sunday mass, parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Hollywood were met by protesters handing out fliers and holding signs demanding former Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony resign as cardinal. They also want the state to open a criminal investigation into his handling of allegations of child sex abuse dating back decades.
“We want the attorney general to start an investigation on criminal behavior of Mahony,” said Elias Chavando, a member of the group Clean The Church.
REMOVE CRIMINAL @CardinalMahony
Date: Sunday September 16, 2018
Time: From 9:30am to 1:00pm
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Church
10800 Moorpark St. North Hollywood, CA 91602 (Lankershim Blvd. at Moorpark St.) pic.twitter.com/4GG98a1KnA
— cleanthechurch (@cleanthechurch) September 15, 2018
“According to documents released in 2013, as part of a $600 million settlement the L.A. archdioceses paid to over 500 victims we learned that Mahony aided and abetted pedophile, child abusive priests for years,” the group says on its website.