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Pope accepts embattled DC cardinal's resignation

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, ending weeks of mounting speculation and rising anger over Wuerl's role in two clergy sexual abuse scandals.
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Pope Accepts Resignation of Washington Archbishop After Sex Abuse Coverup Claims

Pope Accepts Resignation of Washington Archbishop After Sex Abuse Coverup Claims

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation 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.
Wuerl, who turns 78 in November, becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced to resign as cardinal over allegations he sexually abused at least two minors and adult seminarians.
A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl's resignation, but named no immediate...
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Pope OKs resignation of Cardinal Wuerl amid coverup scandal

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and coverup scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
Wuerl, who turns 78 in November, becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced to resign as cardinal over allegations he sexually abused at least two minors and adult seminarians.
A Vatican statement Friday said Francis had accepted Wuerl's resignation, but named no...
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Pope accepts resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who is implicated in sex abuse cover-up scandal

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