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Rembert Weakland

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Rembert George Samuel Weakland OSB (April 2, 1927 – August 22, 2022) was an American Benedictine monk. He was the Archbishop of Milwaukee from 1977 to 2002.[1] He was born in Patton, Pennsylvania.

Shortly before his mandatory retirement, it was revealed that Weakland had a sexual relationship with a man that he worked with and that the diocese had paid $450,000 to the man to settle any legal issues from this.[2] He was also controversial for destroying reports about priests being accused of child sexual abuse.[3]

In April 2022, Weakland was reported to have been in hospice care.[4] He died on August 22, 2022 in Greenfield, Wisconsin at the age of 95.[5][6]

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  1. Catholic-Hierarchy.org.-Rembert George Samuel Weakland
  2. "Milwaukee Archdiocese Removes Names Of 2 Priests From Buildings". Wisconsin Public Radio. March 19, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. "Weakland says he didn't know priests' abuse was crime". Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  4. Horne, Michael. "House Confidential: Rembert Weakland's Blandly Secular Apartment". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  5. "Announcing the Death of Archbishop Emeritus Rembert G. Weakland". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. August 22, 2022. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
  6. "Archbishop Emeritus Rembert Weakland dead at 95". WITI (TV). August 22, 2022. Retrieved August 22, 2022.

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