rome - Cardinal Bernard Law, who had to retire at the end of 2002 as Archbishop of Boston after a major abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, died on Monday at the age of 86.
He had been Archbishop in Boston for two decades, but was forced to resign after acknowledging that he had known since 1984 that a priest in his archdiocese had misrepresented himself to boys. The abuse scandal that Law had covered, turned out to be much greater.
Law lived after his departure from Boston in Rome. There he died.