Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts walks with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, after attending the 64th Annual Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, withdrew on Saturday from next week’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, the second senior cleric to pull out of the Roman Catholic event amid clerical sexual abuse scandals in the United States. The meeting, a major congress held every three years, will be closed […]

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