Church chief stands down

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

POPE Fran­cis has ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of Wash­ing­ton DC’s car­di­nal who was slammed over his han­dling of a string of sex abuse cases.

Car­di­nal Don­ald Wuerl, 77, has be­came one of the high­est-rank­ing Catholic lead­ers to step aside over global ac­cu­sa­tions that the church had har­boured sex abusers for decades.

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