Pope Francis

Pope Francis rejects the offer of resignation by Archbishop of Munich Reinhard Marx over what the latter described mishandling of the "catastrophe" of sexual abuse in the Church. Francis addresses a letter to Marx where he agrees that it is a worldwide "catastrophe" but that he should stay on. Francis further stated that they cannot remain "indifferent in the face of the crime". Marx is seen as a progressive ally of Francis within the Church.

Pope rejects cardinal's resignation, says abuse scandal

Sources:  Reuters