Pope Francis accepts resignation of L.A. bishop accused of sexual misconduct with a minor

QDE3ZVQDRYI6TNO7LU4HJ4NMGYSource: Washington Post

December 19 at 4:53 PM

 Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop after an archdiocese oversight board found “credible” an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday.

In announcing the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar, the Vatican did not provide an explanation. But a separate statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said Salazar’s alleged misconduct occurred in the 1990s and that a board reviewing the case determined Salazar “should not have faculties to minister.”

Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez forwarded that recommendation to the Holy See.

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