Car­di­nal quits over sex scan­dal

The Citizen (KZN) - - WORLD - Vat­i­can City

– Pope Fran­cis has ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of Car­di­nal Don­ald Wuerl as arch­bishop of Wash­ing­ton DC, the Vat­i­can said yes­ter­day, mak­ing him one of the most se­nior Catholic fig­ures to step down in a world­wide sex­ual abuse cri­sis.

Wuerl, 77, who was bishop of Pitts­burgh be­tween 1988 and 2006, has been un­der scru­tiny over his han­dling of sex­ual abuse cases dur­ing that pe­riod. He keeps the ti­tle of car­di­nal.

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