Archbishop accused of hiding pedophilia
Mexico News Daily | Saturday, June 3, 2017
A senior official of the Catholic Church in Mexico announced his resignation yesterday, the same day that a former priest filed accusations that Cardinal Norberto Rivera had concealed 15 cases of pedophilia by priests.
Rivera presented his resignation as Primate Archbishop of Mexico to church authorities, complying with regulations that require prelates to retire upon reaching the age of 75.
Rivera will turn 75 next Tuesday, said a spokesman of the Archdiocese of Mexico.
The accusation that Rivera covered up multiple cases of child sex abuse committed by priests throughout the country was filed before the . . .
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