Pope denies cardinal’s request to resign; agrees ‘we have sinned’


Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, speaks during a press conference about his resignation offer, in Munich June 4, 2021. Cardinal Marx has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, saying that bishops must begin to accept responsibility for the institutional failures of the church in handling the clerical sexual abuse crisis. The pope did not immediately accept the cardinal's resignation. (CNS photo/Robert Kiderle, KNA)