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German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki speaks during a Sept. 24 news conference in Cologne. Pope Francis has refused his resignation but granted him a six-month period of spiritual reflection following an investigation into his handling of clergy sexual abuse cases. (CNS/KNA/Harald Oppitz)
German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki speaks during a Sept. 24 news conference in Cologne. Pope Francis has refused his resignation but granted him a six-month period of spiritual reflection. (CNS/KNA/Harald Oppitz)