Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will be attending papal events just like other cardinals and bishops, says Adrian Marquez, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Marquez says Mahony will not be traveling with Pope Francis, but that because he is retired, they don't have the exact details of his schedule.
Earlier today, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests sent a press release saying that Mahony's attendance was a "callous move" because he has a "dishonorable reputation" of "covering up abuse."
"His attendance at White House and Congress is a slap in the face to the more than 500 L.A. victims who sought justice for crimes committed against them," Joelle Casteix, a member of the group said in a statement. "It's a slap in the face to L.A. Catholics who are rightfully disgusted at Mahony's enabling of abuse."
In 2013, Mahony was publicly censured. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez relieved Mahony of his public duties over his mishandling of clergy sex abuse of children.Anyone know if Apuron will be there?