Five lessons from the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn

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(RNS) When Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Missouri Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted three years ago for failing to report a priest suspected of child abuse, the pontiff sent a powerful message to the Catholic Church. Here are five takeaways from the news, which the Vatican announced on Tuesday (April 21).

1. This is a big deal


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