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Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal


By -- AP—— Bio and Archives--October 12, 2018

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday 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.

But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis asked him to stay on temporarily and suggested Wuerl had unfairly become a scapegoat, having made some “mistakes” in handling sex abuse cases, but not having covered them up.—More…


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