PITTSBURGH – A sign at a Roman Catholic high school in Pennsylvania named for Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been vandalized with paint.
Monday is the first day of school for North Catholic high School. It is a part of the Pittsburgh Diocese, where Wuerl was bishop from 1988 to 2006. Wuerl is now archbishop of Washington.
A recent grand jury report on six Pennsylvania dioceses accused Wuerl of the protection of a number of child-molesting priests while he was bishop of Pittsburgh.
Wuerl has apologized for the damage inflicted on the victims, but also as a defence counsel for his actions.
The paint covered Wuerl’s name on the board. Some schools have alumni organized a petition online to remove his name.