CNN: Catholic bishop convicted of shielding priest

(CNN) – A judge in Kansas City, Missouri, has sentenced a Catholic bishop to two years on probation for failure to report suspected child abuse, officials said Thursday.

Bishop Robert W. Finn, 59, is the highest-ranking Catholic official to be convicted during the church’s long sexual abuse scandal.

Finn won’t serve any jail time or pay a fine, the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s office said. The misdemeanor charge had a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine of as much as $1,000…
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