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Advocates for clergy abuse victims want pope to investigate ex-Philly archbishop Rigali, Burke

  • Arthur Baselice, the father of Arthur Baselice III, pauses during a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Baselice said his son was abused by a priest and a religious brother, became addicted to drugs and killed himself. Baselice said the Vatican needed to find ways to hold church leaders accountable for sheltering predators. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Arthur Baselice, the father of Arthur Baselice III, pauses during a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Baselice said his son was abused by a priest and a religious brother, became addicted to drugs and killed himself. Baselice said the Vatican needed to find ways to hold church leaders accountable for sheltering predators. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arthur Baselice, the father of Arthur Baselice III, pictured in poster at right, sits on a pew after a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Baselice said his son was abused by a priest and a religious brother, became addicted to drugs and killed himself. Baselice said the Vatican needed to find ways to hold church leaders accountable for sheltering predators. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Arthur Baselice, the father of Arthur Baselice III, pictured in poster at right, sits on a pew after a news conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Baselice said his son was abused by a priest and a religious brother, became addicted to drugs and killed himself. Baselice said the Vatican needed to find ways to hold church leaders accountable for sheltering predators. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sister Maureen Paul Turlish speaks during during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for clergy sex abuse victims asked Pope Francis to investigate the child protection records of two prominent church leaders: Cardinal Justin Rigali, who retired as Philadelphia archbishop in 2011 amid claims he kept suspected abusers in ministry, and Cardinal Raymond Burke, who formerly led dioceses in Wisconsin and Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Sister Maureen Paul Turlish speaks during during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for clergy sex abuse victims asked Pope Francis to investigate the child protection records of two prominent church leaders: Cardinal Justin Rigali, who retired as Philadelphia archbishop in 2011 amid claims he kept suspected abusers in ministry, and Cardinal Raymond Burke, who formerly led dioceses in Wisconsin and Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse are asking Pope Francis to investigate the child protection records of the former archbishop of Philadelphia and another cardinal.

The advocates said Wednesday they want the pope to look at Cardinal Justin Rigali, who was archbishop of Philadelphia from 2003 to 2011. Rigali retired amid an uproar over grand jury allegations that he was keeping about three dozen suspected abusers in ministry.

The advocates also want a review of Cardinal Raymond Burke, who led the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Critics say he used such a strict standard to evaluate abuse claims that he left dangerous priests in ministry.

Francis arrives in the U.S. next Tuesday and will visit Philadelphia on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.