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Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Screengrab: EWTN News Nightly.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Bevard of US Virgin Islands

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was hospitalized and... Read more

Fr. Michel Mulloy. Courtesy of the Diocese of Duluth.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Duluth Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy after abuse allegation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop-elect of Duluth, Minnesota, Michel J. Mulloy, after an accusation that he... Read more

Bishop John LeVoir.

Minnesota bishop retires early while seeking health treatment

Pope Francis has accepted the early resignation of Bishop John LeVoir, who has led the Minnesota diocese of New Ulm... Read more

U.S. bishops from New York during their ad limina visit to Rome in Nov. 2019.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Buffalo’s Bishop Edward Grosz

Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward Grosz, the auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, who has faced accusations of... Read more

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, then-Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, speaks at a Mass and Concert held in Ottawa, April 2, 2009.

Accused nuncio to France resigns post

Pope Francis Tuesday accepted Archbishop Luigi Ventura's resignation as apostolic nuncio to France. Ventura was accused of sexual assault earlier... Read more

Bishop Richard J. Malone.

Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone resigns after year of scandal

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Buffalo’s embattled Bishop Richard Malone. The Diocese of Buffalo will be administered by... Read more

Bishop Martin D. Holley. Courtesy Photo.

Pope Francis removes Bishop Holley as head of Memphis diocese

Pope Francis Wednesday removed Bishop Martin D. Holley from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Memphis and appointed Archbishop... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question about Wuerl's resignation at the Vatican on Oct. 12, 2018.

U.S. bishops hope Wuerl’s resignation is a step toward healing

Several U.S. bishops responding to the official resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. expressed hope Friday that the... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Bransfield as inquiry into misconduct claims launched

Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,... Read more

Archbishop Philip Wilson. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Pope accepts resignation of Australian archbishop convicted of not reporting abuse

Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson following calls for the prelate’s removal as head of the... Read more

September 2013 press conference with Bishop Kieran Conry.

UK bishop steps down over 'being unfaithful' to vows

Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been... Read more

Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo. CNA file photo.

Pueblo bishop resigns due to poor health

Pope Francis announced on June 13 that he has accepted the early resignation of Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, Colo.,... Read more

Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigns, will not go to conclave

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien’s resignation, and the cardinal has announced he will not attend the... Read more


Pope accepts resignation of Chilean bishop accused of sexual abuse

On Oct. 9, Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernadez of Iquique, Chile, who has been... Read more