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HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro had harsh words Thursday for the Carholic bishops who covered up for predator priests and now continue to lobby against legislative reforms intended to help adults who were victims of clergy child sex abuse.

West Virginia’s attorney general filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday morning against the state’s Catholic diocese – the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston – and former Bishop Michael Bransfield, alleging that Catholic leaders employed predatory priests while falsely advertising a safe environment at Catholic schools and camps.

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Judge Norman Krumenacker recalls Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro asking him what kind of attention the statewide investigation into allegations of abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church would bring. “I told him to get a new tie and suit because he was going to be on '60 Minutes,’” Krumenacker said.