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Two more Chilean bishops are out as pope cleans house

This brings to five the number of resignations of Chilean bishops Pope Francis has accepted

Pope Francis on Thursday (Jun. 28) accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by the pontiff.

Last month all 31 of Chile’s active bishops offered to quit for collectively failing to protect children from pedophile priests.

Retired Cardinal Thodore McCarrick steps down from active ministry after credible abuse accusation

He is likely the first cardinal to step down from active ministry for sexually abusing a minor. (National Catholic Reporter)

“In a shocking announcement, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who served as the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., before retiring in 2006, has announced that he is stepping down from active ministry after allegations of sexual abuse were found ‘credible and substantiated.’