URGENT - Former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law dead

(CNN) -- Bernard Law, the former Boston cardinal who resigned in disgrace during the church sex abuse scandal, has di...

Posted: Dec 20, 2017 12:07 PM
Updated: Dec 20, 2017 12:07 PM

(CNN) -- Bernard Law, the former Boston cardinal who resigned in disgrace during the church sex abuse scandal, has died, the Vatican has confirmed. Law died in Rome, where he served as archpriest of the Papal Liberian Basilica of St. Mary Major after he was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002.

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