Pope accepts sex abuse Belgian bishop's resignation

23rd April 2010, Comments 0 comments

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday accepted the resignation of Belgian Bishop Roger Vangheluwe, who has admitted sexually abusing a boy, the Vatican said in a statement.

Vangheluwe, who headed the Bruges diocese, was the first bishop directly implicated in sex abuse to resign since a wave of scandals involving Roman Catholic priests began sweeping Europe and the Americas in November.

© 2010 AFP

0 Comments To This Article