Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, May 19, 2019

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said in a statement. The announcement comes after Pope Francis last week passed a landmark new measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, in a move which could bring countless new cases to light.

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