VIDEO: Cardinal writes of potential resignation amid child sex abuse cases

BY ANNETA GRIFFEE / SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 /

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 – Cardinal Donald Wuerl has sent a letter to priests saying he plans to travel to Rome to meet with Pope Francis to discuss the possible resignation from his position as Washington’s archbishop, FOX 5 has confirmed.

Last month, a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed more than 1,000 children were sexually abused by more than 300 clergy members. The report also alleged that Wuerl protected abusers when he was the head of Pittsburgh’s diocese from 1988 to 2006. Many have called for Wuerl’s resignation since the report was released.

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In an exclusive interview with FOX 5 after the grand jury report came out, Wuerl stated that he would not resign from his post and defended his record of dealing with predator priests while he was Pittsburgh’s bishop.

In Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to the priests, which was obtained by LifeSiteNews and confirmed by the Archdiocese of Washington that it was sent on Tuesday, he discusses a resignation letter that he submitted in November 2015. At that time, he had turned 75 years old, which is the customary retirement age, according to the Washington Post.

“On Monday, September 3, prior to our annual Labor Day gathering, we had an opportunity to pray together and, as I was asked by our Holy Father Pope Francis, to discern the best course of action for me to pursue as we face new revelations of the extent of the horror of the clergy abuse of children and the failures in episcopal oversight,” Wuerl wrote in the letter.

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2 Comments

  1. Steve Hardin September 12th, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Why do these men of the cloth have fettishes for young boys, please explain.

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    • Cali September 12th, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Because they are pedophiles pure and simple. This is also something that the gay community doesn’t even want to address but I think must be addressed. The preponderance of the evidence with systemic sexual abuse by clergy against mostly young, prepubescent boys should be very troubling to the gay community. There has to be an explanation to it. Hiding their collective necks in the sand does nothing. I’m glad to see Wurhl going and I hope he takes a whole bunch with him, including the Holy Father. The Catholic Church must clean house. The Lavender Mafia as it’s referred to has obtained too much power and must be reined in. If not it will lead to the complete destruction of the Catholic Church. If I had a young son today I would not allow him to serve as an altar boy. It’s a shame that it’s come to that but these monsters cannot be trusted and must be rooted out.

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