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Pope accepted Cardinal Donald Wuerl resignation over mishandling of sexual abuse cases


Devdiscourse News Desk washington United States
Updated: 12-10-2018 19:35 IST
Pope accepted Cardinal Donald Wuerl resignation over mishandling of sexual abuse cases

Wuerl, 77, who was bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006, has been under scrutiny over his handling of sexual abuse cases during that period. He keeps the title of cardinal. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C., the Vatican said on Friday.

Wuerl, 77, who was bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006, has been under scrutiny over his handling of sexual abuse cases during that period. He keeps the title of cardinal.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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