Thursday, September 30, 2004

Krenn Resigns

From Bishop quits amid scandal:

"A Catholic bishop blamed in a seminary porn scandal that has rocked Austria's church has resigned, Austrian media reported Wednesday.

Bishop Kurt Krenn, who had overall responsibility for the St. Poelten seminary, where authorities found up to 40,000 lurid images on computers -- including child pornography -- sent a letter to Pope John Paul II saying he was stepping down.

The pope appointed another Austrian cleric, Bishop Klaus Kueng, to investigate. Police have been conducting a separate criminal investigation."