December 13, 2002
Pope accepts Cardinal Law resignation

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Cardinal Bernard Law, under intense fire in the paedophile priests' scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic church in the US, today resigned as Boston’s archbishop.

“I am profoundly grateful to the Holy Father for having accepted my resignation as archbishop of Boston,” Law said in a written statement released by the Vatican.

“It is my fervent prayer that this action may help the archdiocese of Boston to experience the healing, reconciliation and unity which are so desperately needed.”

“To all those who have suffered from my shortcomings and mistakes, I both apologise and from them beg forgiveness.”

The Pope has appointed a special administrator to take charge of the diocese in his absence.

Posted by Colm at December 13, 2002 11:20 AM
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