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Pope accepts resignation of U.S. cardinal accused of abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with pedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania, the Vatican said Friday, October 12. Wuerl, who has stepped down as archbishop of Washington, had announced last month that he planned to meet with the Pope to discuss his resignation. A sweeping US grand jury report released in August revealed credible allegations against more than 300 predator priests and i

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