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Documents released in a priest sexual abuse case show that Pope Benedict XVI, in his former role as a cardinal, was made aware of sexual abuse allegations against the late Rev. Lawrence Murphy of the Superior Diocese in Boulder Junction, Wis. [Andrew Medichini / Associated Press]

Pope linked to cover-up in Superior Diocese priest case

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Pope Benedict XVI -- or at least his immediate subordinate in his previous role as a cardinal -- was made aware of an attempt to cover up the record of a Milwaukee priest reassigned to the Diocese of Superior after sexually molesting as many as 200 boys at a school for the deaf over 20 years, church records reviewed by the News Tribune show.


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