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Minnesota bishop resigns after Vatican investigation

April 13, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, has resigned, at the request of Pope Francis, after a Vatican investigation into charges that he had covered up sex-abuse complaints. Although the Vatican did not give any reason for his early resignation, the Crookston diocese disclosed that it came after an investigation under the terms of Vos Estis, conducted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul—Minneapolis. Bishop Hoeppner is the first prelate to resign as the result of a Vos Estis investigation.

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