Cardinal Roger Mahony has been answering questions today in Los Angeles about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop.
Church documents have suggested Mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children, but went out of his way to shield the men from prosecution.
Mahony's deposition was expected to take four hours.
Mahony tweeted yesterday he is heading to the Vatican soon.
He is one of the cardinals that will elect the next pope.