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Pope Francis Laicizes Belgian Ex-Bishop and Abuser Roger Vangheluwe

Pope Francis on March 21, 2024, laicized Bishop Emeritus of Bruges, Belgium, Roger Vangheluwe (center), years after the former prelate admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing his nephew when the latter was a minor.

Bishop Vangheluwe had initially admitted to having sexually abused an underage nephew for years.