The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office moved Friday to disqualify law firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young from representing both the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia and retired Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua in the latest round of allegations of church sex abuse.
During the pretrial conference Friday, prosecutor Patrick Blessington said that it would be a conflict for Stradley Ronon to be representing both the archdiocese and Bevilacqua in a case in which prosecutors allege that a church official failed to protect children by shuffling accused sexual offenders to new parish assignments.
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