Judge: Ex-bishop must testify about sex abuse in diocese

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a former Roman Catholic bishop must answer questions about the history of child sexual abuse in the Rochester diocese, despite protests from his lawyers that the cleric’s Alzheimer’s makes him unable to testify.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Paul Warren set strict limits, ruling that it would last three hours and that only two lawyers as well as Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark’s physician or aides, who will monitor his health, will be allowed in the room to avoid “a train wreck,” the Democrat and Chronicle reported. Read more

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