The dean of the college of cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, celebrated the funeral Mass, along with some 30 other cardinals, and eulogized Law without making any mention of the scandal. Sodano, as dean of the College of Cardinals, celebrated the funeral Mass for Cardinal Law Dec. 21 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York, USA, on Monday afternoon, 8 May, for the late Cardinal John J. O'Connor, Archbishop of New York, who died on 3 May (see L'Osservatore Romano English edition, 10 May, p. 3). A former Roman Catholic Church cardinal is dead at age 86 and will receive a full Catholic funeral per the Vatican’s wishes. Cardinal Law died in a Rome hospital early Dec. 20. Pope Francis is to give a blessing at the funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, the Boston cleric who resigned during the sex-abuse scandal, prompting survivor anger. Giving Law the same kind of funeral as other cardinals was deeply offensive to some people who wanted to see him held accountable, said Ann Hagan Webb, a sexual abuse survivor who lives in Boston. Introductory remarks. Cardinal Law should have died in jail for the role he played in enabling pedophilia within the Catholic Church. A moment of the funeral service for late Cardinal Bernard Law, at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Law, the … Alexa MacPherson says very little about Cardinal Bernard Law's death gives her peace of mind -- including the Catholic Church's plans for a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica. Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as archbishop of Boston when it became clear he had knowingly transferred priests accused of sexually abusing children, made mistakes as all people do, Cardinal Angelo Sodano said at his funeral. Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Normally, one would not raise an eyebrow at that, but the cardinal in this case is Cardinal Bernard Law.You’ll remember him as Boston’s archbishop at the center of the priest sexual assault controversy. Cardinal Bernard Law at a ceremony at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, where he served as archpriest after resigning from his post in Boston in light of the clergy-sex-abuse scandal. Business Law’s death comes amid a high-profile sexual abuse case in Australia. Pope Francis prays near the casket of Cardinal Bernard F. Law at the end of his funeral Mass Dec. 21 at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Francis presides over the funeral ceremony for late Cardinal Bernard Law, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Pope Francis, as is customary for the funerals of cardinals who die in Rome, arrived at the end of Mass to preside over the final commendation and farewell. Church must be unambiguously pro-life.