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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the Archdiocese of Washington released a letter from Pope Francis to the cardinal, making clear his support for Cardinal Wuerl’s ministry and leadership, but… Read more »

Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

WASHINGTON | In an effort to bring healing and best serve the Catholic Church, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington announced he plans to meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the resignation that he submitted three years ago. The cardinal made the comments in a Sept. 11 letter to the priests of the archdiocese…. Read more »

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

WASHINGTON | In an Aug. 30 letter to priests in the archdiocese, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl asked for “forgiveness for my errors in judgment (and) for my inadequacies.” He asked the priests to accept his “contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing,… Read more »

Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

WASHINGTON | The Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington, published a question-and-answer interview July 31 with Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl about the next steps for the archdiocese in light of the sexual abuse allegations made against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and retired archbishop of Washington. This story includes excerpts of that… Read more »