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Monsignor William Lynn Moved From Northeast Philly Jail on Pope’s US Itinerary

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A former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints no longer resides at a Philadelphia jail on the pope's U.S. itinerary.

Monsignor William Lynn is serving a minimum three-year sentence for endangering children in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The 64-year-old Lynn has recently been housed at the city's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Center while appealing his 2012 conviction.

But defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom says he is now back at a state prison near Scranton.

Appeals courts have been split on whether Lynn should have been convicted under the child-endangerment law and he has been in and out of prison.

He is the first U.S. church official prosecuted over the alleged church cover-up.

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit inmates at the city prison during his U.S. trip in September.

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