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Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- For the last six months, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has managed to keep his head above water amid dogged and persistent criticism of his leadership. The cardinal managed to draw praise from the pope even while his priests and parishioners called for his ouster from Washington, DC, and he managed to remain in a leadership position in Washington’s archdiocese even amid a growing body of concern about his ability to lead a diocese at all.
But this week, Wuerl seems to have reached the end of whatever combination of luck and skill
Vatican City, Jan 14, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis met for three hours Monday with leaders of the Chilean bishops’ conference, as the bishops face a sexual abuse crisis and plan initiatives to strengthen the Church in the country.
“Together with the pope, we looked back at the events of the last year and looked forward to the upcoming steps. This and the next year will be the year of discernment, while in 2020 we will hold an ecclesial assembly,” said Msgr. Fernando Ramos, general secretary of the Chilean bishops’ conference
The meeting was requested by the conference.