LA bishop accused of misconduct with a minor resigns as Vatican releases statement saying Pope Francis will allow Monsignor Alexander Salazar to step down | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


LA bishop accused of misconduct with a minor resigns as Vatican releases statement saying Pope Francis will allow Monsignor Alexander Salazar to step down

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following historic allegations of misconduct with a minor.

The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement, giving no details of the alleged incident.

The current archbishop of Los Angeles, Most Rev. Jose Gomez, said the archdiocese was made aware of the claim in 2005, which dates back to the 1990s.

Gomez said prosecutors declined to bring charges, but that the archdiocese forwarded the complaint to the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases.

Gomez said that office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, imposed precautionary measures against Salazar and that a further investigation by the archdiocese's independent review board found the allegation to be credible.

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