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Mahony 'mystified' by federal investigation into priest abuse

January 29, 2009 | 10:35 am

Mahony2 Cardinal Roger Mahony said he was "mystified" about a federal grand jury probe of the Los Angeles Archdiocese over the priest abuse scandal, an investigation that was revealed by The Times on Wednesday.

“Well, basically, we were mystified and puzzled by the whole thing,” Mahony said in an interview with radio station KNX this morning.

Mahony said federal prosecutors are seeking documents on 22 priests. None of those priests, he said, are still working as clergy.

Listen to the KNX radio interview with Mahony here.

-- Shelby Grad

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