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Pope Francis presides over the funeral ceremony for late Cardinal Bernard Law, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Law, who died Wednesday at age 86, resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002 after revelations that he covered up for dozens of priests who raped and sexually molested children, moving them to different parishes without telling parents or police. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
Pope Francis presides over the funeral ceremony for late Cardinal Bernard Law, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Law, who died Wednesday at age 86, resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002 after revelations that he covered up for dozens of priests who raped and sexually molested children, moving them to different parishes without telling parents or police. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
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The funeral for Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who resigned after his role in the Catholic church's sexual abuse scandal was revealed, was held on Thursday morning. Pope Francis gave the Final Commendation during the service in St. Peter's Basilica.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli attended the service.

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Sylvia Poggioli, NPR's Senior European Correspondent. She tweets @spoggioli1.

This segment aired on December 21, 2017.

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