`Emotionally drained’ bishop gets early retirement

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the early resignation of an “emotionally drained” bishop in Australia whose diocese has been the focus of several prominent sex-abuse scandals. The Vatican announced on Monday (April 4) that Bishop Michael John Malone, 71, of Maitland-Newcastle has resigned under a provision that requires the resignation of a […]

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