A Bishop’s Resignation Puts All Eyes on Chile

A Bishop’s Resignation Puts All Eyes on Chile

Elizabeth Dias @elizabethjdias April 21, 2015 10:57 AM ET

The Vatican’s announcement that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, was just one line, released in Tuesday’s daily press bulletin.

The only reason given was a provision of canon law that allows bishops to resign early due to illness or another grave cause. But everybody knew the real punch: this was the first time a pope took public action against a priest who covered up sexual abuse.

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