Archbishop Michel Aupetit in April 2019 in Paris
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The Archbishop of Paris Aupetit admitted the violation of celibacy. The Pope accepted his resignation. However, it’s not an admission of guilt, but a “gesture of humility,” Auppetit says.
DrThe Catholic Church in France will not calm down. She has a Thursday Pope Francis I accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit. “I beg pardon from those whom I may have hurt,” Michel Aupetit wrote in a statement titled “The Lord Gave, The Lord Has Taken.” The 70-year-old churchman admitted he had a “mysterious affair with a woman” in 2012, the diocese announced. But she said it wasn’t a “love affair” or a “sexual affair.” Aupetit reported to his superiors about the relationship at the time.
Aupetit said on Radio Notre Dame, which is run by the Archdiocese of Paris. “Covid, the abuse report and now this magazine article asks me a lot,” he said. “I must admit that I shocked myself when I read it and wondered if a lot of people really wanted me to leave,” he said on the radio.