Catholic Abuse Scandal Bishop Resigns Amid Claims of Violence and Financial Irregularities

On Thursday the Catholic Church in Augsburg confirmed their bishop, Walter Mixa had sent a letter of resignation to the pope. Mixa has been accused of violence against children and there are investigations into financial irregularities. News of his resignation has been welcomed by almost everyone, even the Church itself.
Bishop of Augsburg Walter Mixa: The beleaguered Catholic leader has tendered his resignation and asked for forgiveness from those he 'treated unjustly.'

Bishop of Augsburg Walter Mixa: The beleaguered Catholic leader has tendered his resignation and asked for forgiveness from those he 'treated unjustly.'

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Photo Gallery: German Bishop Offers Resignation