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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as archbishop of Washington

Why did Cardinal Wuerl resign as archbishop of Washington?

Patsy McGarry

Irish Times 

Cardinal was heavily criticised over his handling of abuse allegations against three priests while bishop of Pittsburgh

Cardinal Donald Wuerl was heavily criticised in a US grand jury report over his handling of child sexual abuse allegations while a bishop of PittsburghPennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006.
Following the publication of the Pennsylvania grand jury report last August, he withdrew from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
Cardinal Wuerl was due to give the keynote address on “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” on Wednesday, August 22nd.
The report of the grand jury, published on August 14th, found “wholesale institutional failure that endangered the welfare of children” in Pittsburgh. It faulted Cardinal Wuer for what it said was his role in the concealment of sex abuse.

Abuse scandal isn’t the only chapter in Donald Wuerl’s story



As a result, there may yet be even more chapters to add to the Donald Wuerl story.

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