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Calls for Mo. bishop to quit grow louder

Found guilty of failing to report suspected abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified a day after he became the highest-ranking US church official to be convicted of a crime related to the child sexual abuse scandal.

Soon after a Missouri judge found Finn guilty Thursday of one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse to the state, unhappy Roman Catholics began discussing ways to get the bishop out of office on a Facebook page titled ‘‘Bishop Finn Must Go.’’ He leads the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.

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