Los Angeles Times. December 10, 2019 -- The California Attorney General's office plans to issue subpoenas to six different California Catholic Diocese in Sacramento, Fresno, Orange, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Francisco as part of an investigation into how the Church has handled priest sex abuse cases over many years.
Earlier this year, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his office would audit all 12 of the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses on the procedures they follow with sex abuse cases and whether they complied with the law.
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