A few months after the release of Pennsylvania’s grand jury report of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has now officially accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Wuerl oversaw the Diocese of Pittsburgh as Bishop from 1988 to 2006. He then moved to the Diocese of Washington D.C. and was eventually named a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.
Wuerl offered his resignation to Pope Francis weeks ago after he became subject to scrutiny for his handling of child sexual abuse while leading the Pittsburgh Diocese.
Originally the namesake for the diocese’s newest high school in Cranberry Township, North Catholic made the decision to remove Cardinal Wuerl from their name.
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