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Cardinal Mahony Retires

Sunday, February 27, 2011
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Cardinal Roger Mahony retired Sunday as Archbishop of Los Angeles after nearly 50 years in the catholic priesthood.

Back in December Cardinal Mahony presided over Bishop John Steinbock's funeral service in Fresno.

Now the Hollywood native says he plans to dedicate himself fulltime to the fight for immigration reform.

But the cardinal's career will be tainted by a clergy abuse scandal that began when he was bishop of Stockton.

The scandal resulted in a $600 million settlement with more than 500 plaintiffs.

Mahony is turned 75-years old Sunday and will be succeeded by Archbishop Jose Gomez.

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