Catholic Church: Pope accepts request: Paderborn Archbishop Becker leaves

Paderborn Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker has resigned.

Catholic Church: Pope accepts request: Paderborn Archbishop Becker leaves

Paderborn Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker has resigned. Pope Francis accepted the 74-year-old's request for his resignation, the Holy See announced on Saturday. "The decision from Rome makes it clear to me again: It was right to give my office to younger hands - right for me personally, so that I can take good care of myself and my health in the future," said Becker afterwards on the Archdiocese's website Paderborn with. He had recently had to cancel appointments because of his ailing health. Becker only recovered from a corona infection in June.

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