Archbishop Flynn Finalist for Boston Job

KSTP [Boston MA]
Downloaded June 9, 2003

(Boston-AP) -- The Archdiocese of Boston is expected to announce a replacement for Cardinal Bernard Law this month -- and Minnesota's Harry Flynn is mentioned as a top candidate.

Flynn is the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul. He helped craft a national policy on dealing with sex abuse of minors for American Catholic bishops.

Citing church officials, the Boston Globe says Flynn and Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh are top candidates for Law's position. Law resigned in December after criticism of his handling of sexual abuse cases.

The Globe says Pope John Paul Two's choice to head the archdiocese could be made public as early as Tuesday.

Flynn has led the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul since1995.


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