US archbishop criticised over sex abuse quits with papal praise

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The archbishop of Washington DC stepped down over the handling of sex abuse cases but received fulsome praise from the  pope , drawing criticism from campaigners who said it showed the Catholic Church cared more for its leaders than abuse victims.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a loyal ally of  Pope  Francis, was criticised in a US grand jury report in August for failing to halt abuse in his previous role as archbishop of Pittsburgh.

He becomes one of the highest ranking Catholic leaders to step aside over global accusations that the Church harboured sex abusers. His...


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US archbishop criticised over sex abuse quits with papal praise


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