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Pope Accepts Resignation of Brazilian Bishop in Sex Abuse Case

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop who was accused of turning a blind eye to suspected pedophile priests in his diocese, the Vatican said Wednesday. The Vatican said Francis had accepted the resignation of Bishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto of Paraiba, 66, citing a section of Church law under which bishops are obliged to tender their resignation if they are ill or if there is "grave cause." Under normal circumstances, he would have remained bishop until...

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