April 23, 2010 / 10:35 AM / 10 years ago

Pope accepts resignation of Belgian bishop for abuse

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict accepted the resignation Friday of a Belgian bishop who admitted to sexual abuse in a statement issued by the Vatican.

“When I was still a simple priest and for a while when I began as a bishop, I sexually abused a young man in my close entourage,” said the bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, in the statement, adding that he asked for forgiveness.

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