From BBC News:
Pope accepts Bishop Moriarty's resignation
Pope Benedict XVI is expected to accept the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare on Thursday.
Bishop James Moriarty offered to resign in December following publication of the Murphy Report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Bishop Moriarty, who served as an auxiliary bishop in
from 1991-2002, was barely criticised in the Murphy Report. Dublin
He said, however, that he "should have challenged the prevailing culture".
Bishop Moriarty told the Irish Catholic newspaper he did not anticipate resigning when he first read the Murphy Report because he was not directly criticised.
"However, renewal must begin with accepting responsibility for the past," he said.
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