Wuerl was criticized for how he handled sexual abuse cases during his time in Pittsburgh in 2018. Wuerl has denied mishandling the cases.
On October 12, 2018, Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Archbishop of Washington. He remains a member of the College of Cardinals, eligible to vote in a papal election until November 2020. Wilton Daniel Gregory will replace him.
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- Burke, Daniel (12 October 2018). "Abuse survivors angry over Pope's praise for fallen cardinal". CNN.