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Los Angeles Catholic officials shielded pedophile priests: report

Ken Smolka, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Ken Smolka, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,...more

Ken Smolka, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman
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Joelle Casteix, (2nd L) western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), speaks with victims and supporters during a news conference, outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Joelle Casteix, (2nd L) western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), speaks with victims and supporters during a news conference, outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California,...more

Joelle Casteix, (2nd L) western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), speaks with victims and supporters during a news conference, outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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Jim Robertson, who was abused by a priest as a child, holds up a pair of handcuffs while speaking during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Archbishop Cardinal Roger Mahony and his top adviser on child sex abuse cases, Monsignor Thomas Curry, worked with other church officials in 1987 to send priests accused of abuse out of state to avoid prosecution. SNAP and the victims are demanding the current Archbishop Jose Gomez publicly admonish Mahony among other actions to be considered. REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Jim Robertson, who was abused by a priest as a child, holds up a pair of handcuffs while speaking during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady...more

Jim Robertson, who was abused by a priest as a child, holds up a pair of handcuffs while speaking during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Archbishop Cardinal Roger Mahony and his top adviser on child sex abuse cases, Monsignor Thomas Curry, worked with other church officials in 1987 to send priests accused of abuse out of state to avoid prosecution. SNAP and the victims are demanding the current Archbishop Jose Gomez publicly admonish Mahony among other actions to be considered. REUTERS/Bret Hartman (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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Manuel Vega, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Manuel Vega, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,...more

Manuel Vega, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman
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Mary Stegner, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Mary Stegner, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,...more

Mary Stegner, who was abused by a priest as a child, speaks during a news conference with other victims and supporters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Bret Hartman
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