Embattled archbishop may be considering resigning

Cardinal Donald Wuerl said he plans to travel to the Vatican to discuss resigning after his name was mentioned in the alleged coverup of sexual abuse cases. ABC News' David Wright reports.
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We turn out to the other big story we're following and the new developments overnight fallout from the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The heavily criticized archbishop of Washington DC has announced that he will head to the Vatican. It's to discuss a possible resignation ABC's David Wright has more. The embattled archbishop of Washington DC cardinal Donald world now says he will travel to Rome in the very near future to meet with Pope Frances about resigning Worrell is one of the most prominent American leaders of the Catholic Church but his reputation. Was badly tarnished by the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report. Which mention his name. More than 200 times in connection with the alleged cover up of sexual abuse cases when he was bishop of Pittsburgh. And each mass. There have been regular protests at the cardinals masses in recent weeks with one local deacon refusing to save mass with him. Pittsburgh's new bishops stripped world's name off a Catholic high school. And said going forward buildings will no longer be named after priests and bishops. World has denied any wrongdoing. But in his letter to DC priests he acknowledged the need to bring a new level of healing to survivors. Who have personally suffered so much. A generation ago after the Boston Globe spotlight series uncovered the first wave of sexual abuse scandals. Cardinal Bernard Law was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston but law remained a cardinal. And was given a plum post at the Vatican the question for Pope Francis in this new era of accountability. Will world's departure from DC follow the same pattern war will he lose the Red Hat. That signifies his rank as a cargo. David Wright ABC news New York.

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