Pope Francis accepts resignation of DC’s archbishop, Cardinal Wuerl, amid criticism of Wuerl’s handling of abuse claims
Early end to top cleric’s career reflects Catholics' ire over church bureaucrats
A grand jury found in August that more 300 priests sexually abused at least 1,000 children over the last 70 years
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of Washington, D.C., the Vatican announced Friday.
Wuerl apologized again for "any past errors in judgment." His resignation comes amid a massive sex abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church. Survivor of Sex Abuse by Priest Speaks at Mass With Wuerl "Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation first offered on November 12, 2015, when I reached my 75th birthday," Cardinal Donald Wuerl said in a statement. "I...