Belgium’s Roman Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Paedophilia

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Belgium’s longest-serving bishop resigned today, April 23 2010, after admitting that he sexually abused a young boy 25 years ago.

Roger Vangheluwe, 73, a senior bishop, is the latest in a series of Catholic priests to step down in recent days as a result of the sex abuse scandal engulfing the church.

The Vatican has accepted his resignation

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