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Monsignor William Lynn walks to the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. (AP)
Monsignor William Lynn walks to the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. (AP)

Monsignor William Lynn is on trial on charges of child endangerment and conspiracy.

He is the first Roman Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged for his handling of complaints about sexual abuse of children by priests.

Prosecutors say he concealed the complaints; defense attorneys say Lynn tried to do something about the problems but was blocked by his Cardinal and others in the Philadelphia archdiocese.

The cardinal in question — Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua — died earlier this year, a day after he was ruled competent to testify at Lynn's trial.

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This segment aired on April 3, 2012.

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