German bishop's resignation accepted
May 10, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg, Germany.
Bishop Mixa offered his resignation in April, after admitting that he had been guilty of physical abuse-- slapping-- of students at an orphanage where he worked in the past. The bishop was later charged with sexual abuse and financial improprieties: charges that he has denied.
- Pope accepts German bishop's resignation (AP)
- German bishop offers resignation for physical abuse (CWN, 4/22)