Cardinal Wuerl, former Pittsburgh bishop, meets with Pope Francis in Rome |

Cardinal Wuerl, former Pittsburgh bishop, meets with Pope Francis in Rome

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C. and former bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, met with Pope Francis Wednesday in Rome, Vatican and archdiocese officials said.

The Archdiocese of Washington’s spokeswoman said Wuerl was in Rome for a meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, of which he is a member. The Congregation reviews Catholic practices and cases of alleged abuse by priests. The Vatican Information Service noted that the Pope received Wuerl Wednesday afternoon, but gave no details.

The archdiocese also had no details about the Cardinal’s meeting, said spokeswoman Chieko Noguchi.

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