Catholic church leader, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Michel Aupetit from the position of Archbishop of Paris following reports that Aupetit had a consensual “intimate relationship” with a woman.
The move was announced in a statement from the Vatican on Thursday, December 2 after French magazine Le Point broke the news of the relationship on November 22.
Aupetit also released a statement to confirm the decision after the Vatican made it’s announcement.
“I was, of course, greatly disturbed by the attacks I was subjected to,” reads the statement.
“I ask forgiveness of those whom I might have hurt and I assure you all of my deep friendship and my prayer, which will always be yours.”
The alleged relationship came to light due to a love email Aupetit sent to his secretary by mistake in 2012, when he was the Vicar-General of Paris, according to Le Point magazine.
Despite admitting in the Le Point article that his behavior “towards her may have been ambiguous,…
Source: Linda Ikeji