Philadelphia Archbishop Resigns

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Vatican is expected to announce the retirement of the Roman Catholic leader of Philadelphia this morning. Cardinal Justin Rigali is 76, and his retirement has been expected following accusations that his archdiocese covered up a long-running sex abuse scandal. David O'Reilly, regional reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports on how Philadelphia Catholics are reacting to Rigali's resignation.



David O'Reilly

Comments [2]

Ed from Larchmont

Also, wait until you see who is replacement is. (By the way, the news media misrepresented the cases in Philadephia, cases that had been tried and investigated at previous times, and many of the people had been cleared.)

Jul. 19 2011 07:59 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Cardinal Rigali is 76, by canon law he has to submit his resignation at 75. It doesn't have to be accepted by Rome right away, but he health is not great, etc. Try to get it right.

Jul. 19 2011 07:55 AM

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