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Bishop Charged With Hit-and-Run Resigns

HeadlineJun 19, 2003

The Catholic Bishop of Phoenix, the Most Reverend Thomas O’Brien has resigned after being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident.

The accident came shortly after he admitted that he shielded from prosecution priests accused of molesting minors.

The Washington Post reports O’Brien is the first Bishop in the United States to ever resign in the face of criminal charges and the first to ever be charged with a felony.

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