Top Vatican Official Resigns After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Source: Huffington Post

Former nun Doris Wagner has spoken publicly about the harassment and abuse she says she faced in the Roman Catholic Church.

A top Vatican official has quit his post in the Roman Catholic Church two months after a former nun publicly accused him of sexual harassment.

Hermann Geissler resigned as the chief of staff for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the pope’s office announced Tuesday in a news release. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith includes the Vatican’s discipline office, which also handles sexual abuse cases within the church.

Geissler maintained that the accusation against him was “untrue” but resigned to “limit the damage already done to the Congregation and to his Community,” according to the Vatican.

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Categories: Church, Sexual Abuse, Vatican

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