Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation

//Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation

Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation

Bill In The News (Associated Press):

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.

But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis asked Wuerl to stay on temporarily until a replacement is found and suggested he had unfairly become a scapegoat and victim of the mounting outrage among rank-and-file Catholics over the abuse scandal.

“No bishop or cardinal in the nation has had a more consistent and courageous record than Donald Wuerl in addressing priestly sexual abuse,” contended Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League. READ MORE HERE

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