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Brooklyn bishop retires after Vatican clears him of abuse

Brooklyn bishop retires after Vatican clears him of abuse
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, ニューヨーク, weeks after a Vatican investigation cleared him of sexual abuse allegations

教皇フランシスコ on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the カトリック bishop of ブルックリン ニューヨーク Nicholas DiMarzio, weeks after a バチカン investigation cleared him of sexual abuse allegations.

DiMarzio is 77 年, two years beyond the normal retirement age for bishops. Francis accepted his resignation and appointed Bishop Robert Brennan of Columbus, オハイオ, to take over in Brooklyn, the Vatican said.

On Sept. 1, the New York church announced that the Vatican had closed its case against Di Marzio after an investigation concluded that the allegations against him didn’t have “the semblance of truth.” Two men had separately claimed Di Marzio abused them a half century ago, when he was a priest in New Jersey.

Di Marzio denied the allegations. The accusers’ 弁護士, Mitchell Garabedian, has said the two men will both press forward with civil cases against Di Marzio.

In a tweet Wednesday, Di Marzio welcomed Brennan to Brooklyn and said he had “great confidence in his ability to leadthe diocese.

For the Bronx-born Brennan, 59, it’s a homecoming to New York after he was educated at St. John’s University in Queens, ordained in Rockville Center, Long Island and made an auxiliary bishop there before being sent to lead the Columbus diocese in 2019.