Washington Archbishop Resigns Amid Growing Church Sex Abuse Crisis

HeadlineOct 12, 2018
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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, over his role in two clergy sexual abuse scandals. One of the scandals was detailed in the explosive report released in August by a Pennsylvania grand jury, which accused Wuerl of covering up for his predecessor, a known sexual abuser. Last week, Pope Francis kicked off a month-long international gathering of bishops to discuss the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

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