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Judge orders Los Angeles priest files released without names of church officials redacted

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Joelle Casteix, along with supporters from the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), announces a cover-up lawsuit against the Los Angeles Archdiocese claiming church officials have been aware of a clergy member's child sexual abuse and pornography scandal since 2005 yet have taken no action against it. The announcement comes on Wednesday April 18, 2012 outside of the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angeles, in Los Angeles, Calif.

A Los Angeles judge has ordered the release of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation.

Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias also said Monday that she wants the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to unredact the names of church higher-ups.

PREVIOUSLY: Files on accused Los Angeles priests could become public next month

How long the process will take remains unclear. Church attorneys expressed concern about combing through 30,000 pages of documents.

Elias is continuing to meet with attorneys following the hearing.

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