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Archbishop of Philadelphia to resign following abuse scandal
PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Benedict XVI will accept the resignation of the Archbishop of Philadelphia this week, five months after a grand jury report accused the Archdiocese of a decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse by priests, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday.
Cardinal Justin Rigali's resignation is likely to be announced Wednesday. Rigali became head of the Archdiocese in 2003.
The grand jury report, released in February, alleged that as many as 37 priests remained active in the ministry despite credible abuse allegations against them, according to the Daily News.
July 18, 2011
Quote of the day:
"Whatever a theologian regards as true must be false, there you have almost a criterion of truth".