Paris Archbishop resigns over relationship with a woman in 2012

    04-Dec-2021   
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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit. Aupetit had sent a letter to the Pope offering to resign following French media reports about a relationship with a woman.
 
Paris Archbishop resigns  
 
A report published in October 2020 claimed that a major investigation found that French clerics sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years. Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, Archbishop of Reims and head of the French Bishops' Conference, said in November 2021 that France's Catholic Church would sell real estate and, if needed, take out loans to set up a fund to compensate the victims.