Cardinal Bernard Law — the former archbishop who resigned amid scandal — has died.
Law was previously the head of the Boston Archdiocese during the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal.
According to the Boston Globe, Law was aware that priests were abusive and would move them from parish to parish after they preyed on children.
Once a favorite of Pope John Paul II, Law eventually heeded calls from his own priests and resigned in 2002.
Law died at age 86 in Rome. The Washington Post notes Pope Francis did not immediately comment on his death.