Pope OKS Car­di­nal Wuerl’s res­ig­na­tion amid sex scan­dal

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Vatican City: Pope Francis has ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of Wash­ing­ton Car­di­nal Don­ald Wuerl af­ter he got 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.

US var­sity build­ing to be named af­ter Indo-us cou­ple

Hous­ton: A build­ing at the Univer­sity of Hous­ton will be re­named af­ter an In­dian-amer­i­can cou­ple in recog­ni­tion of a gift that will pro­vide on­go­ing sup­port for fac­ulty, stu­dents and re­search, the var­sity has said. The univer­sity’s En­gi­neer­ing Re­search Build­ing will be named af­ter Durga D and Shushila Agrawal who made a siz­able do­na­tion to the col­lege, the var­sity’s In­di­anAmer­i­can Pres­i­dent Renu Kha­tor said.

Viet­nam seizes 13 rhino horns

Hanoi: Au­thor­i­ties in Viet­nam seized 13 rhi­noc­eros horns and re­lated items from South Africa on Fri­day, just two weeks af­ter the seizure of a tonne of il­le­gal wild life prod­ucts, state me­dia said. Viet­nam is a ma­jor con­sumer of rhino horn, which is be­lieved to have med­i­cal pow­ers, and a tran­sit point for ele­phant ivory to con­sumers mostly in China and US, where it is turned into jewellery.

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