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Protester yells ‘Shame on you!’ at DC Cardinal during Sunday Mass


A protester shouted “shame on you” at the archbishop of Washington during Sunday Mass as the Cardinal spoke about the sexual abuse scandal that has enveloped the Catholic Church.

A man who said he is Catholic but is not a member of the D.C. church shouted at Cardinal Donald Wuerl and walked out of the service, ABC News reported. Another woman reportedly turned her back on the Cardinal during his remarks.

{mosads}”Yes, my brothers and sisters, shame,” Wuerl said during the service following the brief interruption. “I wish I could redo everything over these 30 years as a bishop and each time get it always right.”

Wuerl has faced scrutiny and calls for him to resign following a sex abuse scandal when a Pennsylvania grand jury report alleged that more than 300 Catholic priests in the state committed more than 1,000 total instances of sexual abuse.

Wuerl has been accused of mishandling complaints while he was the bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006.

He has since claimed that he was unaware of the allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., who resigned last month after he was accused of abuse.

U.S. Catholic bishops last week called for an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against McCarrick.

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