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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Irish Bishop Over Priest Pedophile Scandal

Emperor Palpatine has accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee over the massive pedophile cover-up scandal that has roiled Ireland.
“As I depart, I want to offer once again my sincere apologies to any person who has been abused by any priest of the Diocese of Cloyne during my time as bishop or at any time,” Bishop Magee said in a statement on Wednesday. “To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon.” Bishop Magee’s was the first resignation since the pope last weekend released a long-awaited letter to Irish Catholics apologizing to victims of sexual abuse and expressing “shame and remorse.” Yet Benedict’s letter did not call for any church leaders to be disciplined, feeding a growing sense of anger in Ireland, where many Catholics are calling on the country’s chief bishop, Sean Brady, to resign over his role as a young priest in the 1970s urging two children to sign secrecy agreements not to report abuse.
Four other bishops have offered to step down, but Ill Papa has not accepted their resignations.

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