Minnesota Bishop Appointee Resigns Over Sex Abuse Allegation
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Minnesota priest recently tapped by Pope Francis to be made a bishop for a Minnesota diocese has resigned after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced before he could take up his post.
The Vatican announced without details on Monday that Francis had accepted the resignation of the Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy, who was named by the pope in June to head the Duluth diocese.
Mulloy was supposed to be elevated to bishop's rank in an Oct. 1 ceremony. Mulloy was serving as diocesan administrator in the Rapid City, South Dakota, diocese, which said it received the allegation last month.