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Foley Scandal / Priest Abuse / Mercieca Interview #841854

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) A stunning development in the Congressional page scandal in which Catholic priest Rev. Anthony Mercieca††, who now lives on Gozo, Malta, admitted that he was naked with former Representative Mark Foley when he was a boy examined. [This morning by phone, MERCIECA - says we used to go in the sauna bath; adds some things he cannot remember; wonders why this bothers Foley now.] [In interview, religious writer David GIBSON†- says pedophiles are often self-delusional.] [Former PARISHIONER - reacts.]

(Washington: Gloria Borger) The fact that Foley talked with an aide about this priest abuse three years ago & the ethics investigation into the Foley scandal reviewed; details given about the warnings about Foley over the years {since 1999} from page program supervisor Jeff Trandahl†† & another former aide quoted about Foley.

Couric, Katie;
Borger, Gloria

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