Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee asked the Vatican yesterday to speed up his retirement, hours after a man gave a television interview saying the archbishop had sexually assaulted him when he was a 33-year-old graduate student, then paid him $450,000 in 1998 in a confidential settlement.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Archbishop Rembert Weakland acknowledged Thursday he paid a settlement to a man who accused him of sexual assault more than 22 years ago. He denied molesting anyone, but asked the Vatican to expedite the resignation he submitted earlier this year. The archbishop’s accuser, Paul Marcoux, received $450,000. He said he was drunk […]