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Cardinal Withdraws From The World Meeting Of Families.

: 08/18/2018 - 16:53

US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, robustly criticised for his handling of hundreds of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report,  has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week.

The Irish Times reports that the Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Washington, was due to give keynote address on families on Wednesday.

The newspaper adds "No reason has been provided for the decision."

Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury, which was published on Tuesday, found “wholesale institutional failure that endangered the welfare of children” in Pittsburgh over the course of several decades..

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