To: Cardinal Wuerl CC: Pope Francis
Your many actions as bishop of Pittsburgh, thoroughly documented in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, are deplorable.
You covered up sexual abuse and shuffled predatory priests between parishes, endangering children’s safety.
You failed in your duty as a shepherd. The human cost of your actions and inaction – lives ruined, faith destroyed – is incalculable.
I call on you to resign as Archbishop of Washington immediately.
This scandal has irreparably marred your episcopate. Step aside so the victims of the priests you oversaw – and the Church – can begin to heal.