Pope accepts resignations of two US bishops over sex abuse cover-up

The Daily Star (Lebanon)
June 15, 2015

In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, approximately 250 bishops from across the United States participate in the official opening Mass for the Spring General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis.

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two US bishops accused of failing to respond appropriately to allegations of sex abuse against a priest in the diocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Vatican announced on Monday.

Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche resigned after the diocese was charged by U.S. authorities of failing to protect minors in relation to a parish priest who was jailed for child abuse.



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