Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pope names new bishop in Germany after resignation over scandal

By The Associated Press (CP) – 4 hours ago

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has named a new bishop for Augsburg, Germany, filling the post vacated when the former bishop resigned amid accusations of physical abuse, sexual harassment and alcoholism.

The Vatican announced Thursday that 66-year-old Bishop Konrad Zdarsa was moving from the Goerlitz diocese to Augsburg.

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