Sex-abuse charge against German bishop who resigned
Catholic World News - May 07, 2010
The German bishop who resigned in April after admitting to physical abuse of children is now under investigation for sexual abuse as well.
Bishop Walter Mixa, who has offered to resign from his post as head of the Augsburg diocese after confessing that he had been physically abusive to children living in a Catholic orphanage years ago, has denied the sex-abuse charge. The Augsburg diocese is not commenting on the case.
Pope Benedict XVI has not responded to Bishop Mixa's resignation offer. The German daily Die Welt has reported that the Pope will accept the resignation.
Bishop Mixa has reportedly been investigated for financial improprieties as well.
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