Roman Catholic Archbishop resigns in light of sex abuse scandal

September 14, 2018 - 10:05 am

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington D.C. asked Pope Francis to accept his resignation, in light of the latest sex abuse scandal.  

It comes after a Pennsylvania grand jury report last month stated that hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused more than 1000 children while alleging that Wuerl and other senior church leaders conducted a systematic coverup.  

Wuerl was the head of the Pittsburgh Diocese from 1988 to 2006.      

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