Los Angeles Bishop Resigns
According to Reuters, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a bishop in Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing a minor, the Vatican said on Wednesday, in the latest case of clergy misconduct to shake the U.S. Catholic Church.
A brief Vatican statement said Alexander Salazar, 69, an assistant bishop in Los Angeles, was stepping down.
It also distributed a letter on the Salazar case written by the current Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez.
The U.S. Catholic Church is still reeling from a U.S. grand jury report that found that 301 priests in the state of Pennsylvania had sexually abused minors over a 70-year period.