Religion

  • Resignations from Religion (85 Results)

    Announced Last Day Name & Position Organization Comments Reason
    Jan. 30
    2018
    George Mpundu
    Archbishop
    Catholic Church
    Zambia
    Resigned
    Feb. 01
    2018
    Francis Joseph Christian
    Bishop
    Diocese of Manchester
    UK
    Resigned
    Mar. 20
    2018
    Andy Savage
    Pastor
    Highpoint Church
    USA
    he has been at the center of a national story involving accusations sexually assaulting a teenager. Resigned
    Mar. 20
    2018
    May. 01
    2018
    Victoria Matthews
    Bishop
    Christchurch
    New Zealand
    Resigned
    Mar. 21
    2018
    Dario Edoardo Viganò
    communications chief

    Vatican
    Resigned
    Apr. 11
    2018
    Bill Hybels
    Pastor
    Megachurch
    USA
    Amid Refuted Misconduct Allegations / Former Spiritual Advisor to Bill Clinton Retired
    Apr. 26
    2018
    Apr. 26
    2018
    Les Hughey
    Pastor
    Megachurch
    USA
    after 7 Women Accuse Him of Sexual Abuse Resigned
    May. 01
    2018
    May. 06
    2018
    Mac Brunson
    Pastor
    Megachurch
    USA
    "No 'Scandal' Involved" Resigned
    May. 18
    2018

    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    34 Bishops / over "Absolutely Deplorable" Pedophile Priest Scandal Resigned
    May. 23
    2018
    Paige Patterson
    Leader
    Southern Baptist Church
    USA
    after thousands of evangelical women signed a petition calling for his ouster. Fired
    May. 23
    2018
    Philip Wilson
    Archbishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Australia
    was found guilty of covering up the crimes of a paedophile priest by a court on Tuesday. Resigned
    May. 25
    2018
    Rick Patrick
    Pastor
    Connect 316
    USA
    joked about fellow Southern Baptists raping a donkey Resigned
    Jun. 06
    2018
    Stephen A. Davis
    Bishop
    New Birth Missionary
    Baptist Church in
    DeKalb County

    USA
    Resigned
    Jun. 06
    2018
    Eugene Cho
    Pastor
    Quest Church
    USA
    Resigned
    Jun. 10
    2018
    Stefan Soroka
    Archbishop
    Ukrainian Catholic Church
    USA
    Resigned
    Jun. 11
    2018
    Juan Barros
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Resigned
    Jun. 11
    2018
    Gonzalo Duarte
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Resigned
    Jun. 11
    2018
    Cristian Caro
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Resigned
    Jun. 21
    2018
    Rico Tice
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Justin Welby's Task
    Group

    UK
    because Paul Bayes, the bishop who leads the group, affirmed homosexuality Resigned
    Jun. 28
    2018
    Alejandro Goic Karmelic
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Pope Francis accepted on Thursday the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal Resigned
    Jun. 28
    2018
    Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela
    Abarca

    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Pope Francis accepted on Thursday the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal Resigned
    Jul. 02
    2018
    Clement Machado
    Vicar General
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    he is the second-highest ranking official in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis Resigned
    Jul. 04
    2018
    Mark Darling
    Evergreen Church in
    Minnesota

    USA
    an independent investigation concluded he was involved in "inappropriate conduct" with female members. Resigned
    Jul. 10
    2018
    John Finley
    Pastor
    Bartlett Hills Baptist
    Church

    USA
    following accusations that he sexually molested two teenage girls over 30 years ago while serving at a church in Texas. Resigned
    Jul. 11
    2018
    Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
    Leader
    Shambhala Buddhist Community
    USA
    while allegations of sexual assault and misconduct are investigated. Resigned
    Jul. 12
    2018
    Chris Conlee
    Lead Pastor
    Highpoint Church
    USA
    Resigned
    Jul. 12
    2018
    Jorge Urosa Savino
    Archbishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Venezuela
    after reaching the age of 75, where Cardinal’s are expected to retire Resigned
    Jul. 20
    2018
    Juan José Pineda Fasquelle
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Honduras
    Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority. Resigned
    Jul. 28
    2018
    Theodore McCarrick
    Cardinal
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    Resigned
    Aug. 06
    2018
    Steve Carter
    Lead Pastor
    Willow Creek Community
    Church

    USA
    after new allegations against founder Bill Hybels emerge Resigned
    Aug. 08
    2018
    Missy Rasmussen
    Elder
    Willow Creek Community
    Church

    USA
    she and eight of her peers were stepping down because, she said, "Willow needs and deserves a fresh start.” Resigned
    Aug. 10
    2018
    Kevin Berry
    Pastor
    First Christian Church
    of Sedgwick

    USA
    Berry was on voluntary leave after being arrested and charged last month with aggravated indecent liberties with a child Resigned
    Aug. 15
    2018
    Xuecheng
    Monk Master
    The Buddhist Association
    of China

    China
    after facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct. Resigned
    Aug. 15
    2018
    Rupert Kalus
    Vicar
    Lanchester
    UK
    Resigned
    Aug. 15
    2018
    Ali Miller
    Lanchester
    UK
    Resigned
    Aug. 15
    2018
    Nick Pitch
    Representative
    Chigwell and Hainault
    Synagogue

    UK
    after calling rabbi-in-training 'Nazi youth' and 'kapo' Resigned
    Aug. 20
    2018
    Cristobal de Paula
    Pastor
    St. Joachim Catholic
    Church

    USA
    allegation of a serious boundary violation with an adult woman. Resigned
    Aug. 20
    2018
    Henryk Pawelec
    Pastor
    St. Coleman
    USA
    Resigned
    Aug. 21
    2018
    Seoljeong
    President
    Buddhist Jogye Order
    South Korea
    over corruption, fatherhood allegations Resigned
    Aug. 22
    2018
    J. L. Franklin
    President
    Lake Charles NAACP Chapter
    USA
    Resigned
    Aug. 23
    2018
    Sep. 23
    2018
    Anna Copeland
    Reverend
    First Parish Church
    in York

    UK
    Retired
    Aug. 23
    2018
    Vincent L. Thompson Jr.
    Reverend
    Community Baptist Church
    USA
    Retired
    Aug. 28
    2018
    Robert Yetter
    Priest
    St. Mary's in Swormville
    USA
    following second allegation of abuse Resigned
    Aug. 30
    2018
    Lynn Nikkel
    Director
    Wyoming Southern Baptist
    Mission Network

    USA
    Retired
    Sep. 05
    2018
    Don Hadley
    Pastor
    First Baptist Church
    of Havelock

    USA
    Retired
    Sep. 07
    2018
    Brian J. Brinker
    Priest
    Long Island Diocese
    USA
    accused of sexual abuse of a minor Resigned
    Sep. 12
    2018
    Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Brazil
    after reports of his arrest for allegedly stealing $600,000 of church funds Resigned
    Sep. 13
    2018
    Michael J. Bransfield
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    allegations of misconduct Resigned
    Sep. 20
    2018
    Jason Webb
    Pastor
    Elmbrook Church, Wisconsin
    USA
    due to multiple marital infidelities and a serious addiction Resigned
    Sep. 21
    2018
    Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín
    Barrera

    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    following abuse scandal Resigned
    Sep. 21
    2018
    Cristián Enrique Contreras
    Molina

    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    following abuse scandal Resigned
    Oct. 01
    2018
    Jun. 07
    2020
    John Sentamu
    Archbishop of York

    UK
    Retired
    Oct. 10
    2018
    Jason Wasserman
    President
    Beth Hillel Synagogue
    USA
    one week after his status as a registered sex offender became widely known in his community Read more: https://forward.com/news/national/411646/a-sex-offender-synagogue-president-resigns-despite-rabbis-support/ Resigned
    Oct. 12
    2018
    Donald Wuerl
    Archbishop of Washington
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    two clergy sexual abuse scandals Resigned
    Oct. 24
    2018
    Michael D. Archer
    Rector
    St. Wilfrid of York
    Church

    USA
    confessed that he used church funds for personal use Resigned
    Nov. 24
    2018
    Nov. 24
    2018
    Robert C. Morlino
    Bishop
    Diocese of Madison
    USA
    age: 71 / after suffering a "cardiac event” Dead
    Dec. 19
    2018
    Alexander Salazar
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    Resigned
    Dec. 21
    2018
    David Uhrich
    Pastor
    Christ Community Church
    Nisswa

    USA
    Allegations from past prompt request Resigned
    Dec. 22
    2018
    Archbishop Bernard Ntahouri
    Director
    Anglican Centre in Rome
    Italy
    over sexual misconduct allegation Resigned
    Dec. 31
    2018
    Greg Burke
    Spokesman

    Vatican
    Resigned
    Dec. 31
    2018
    Paloma Garcia Ovejero
    Deputy Spokesman

    Vatican
    Resigned
    Jan. 02
    2019
    Giuseppe Matarazzo
    Priest

    Italy
    age: 45 / shot dead "by hitmen hired by dad of one of his teen victims" Dead
    Jan. 06
    2019
    Donnie Romero
    Pastor
    Stedfast Baptist Church
    USA
    called gays ‘scum of the earth’ fired for sleeping with prostitutes Fired
    Feb. 28
    2019
    J.H. Childs
    Pastor
    Sasser Grove Baptist
    Church

    USA
    Retired
    Mar. 23
    2019
    Riccardo Ezzati
    Cardinal
    Roman Catholic Church
    Chile
    Resigned
    May. 06
    2019
    Jerry Prevo
    Pastor
    Anchorage Baptist Temple
    USA
    Retired
    May. 08
    2019
    Jun. 30
    2019
    David O'Connor
    Pastor
    St. Mary Basilica
    USA
    Retired
    Jun. 11
    2019
    Frederick Annie
    Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
    USA
    Resigned
    Jun. 11
    2019
    Anthony Cincinnati
    Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
    USA
    Resigned
    Jun. 11
    2019
    Kevin Quirk
    Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
    USA
    Resigned
    Sep. 22
    2019
    Charles Chaput
    Archbishop
    Philadelphia Archdiocese
    USA
    to be replaced by Nelson Perez
    when archbishops turn 75 they are required to submit their resignations to the pope
    Resigned
    Nov. 14
    2019
    Yisroel Goldstein
    Rabbi
    Chabad of Poway
    USA
    a gunman opened fire in Chabad of Poway last spring Resigned
    Nov. 16
    2019
    John Bura
    Auxiliary Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    He is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to submit a letter of resignation. Resigned
    Dec. 12
    2019
    Paul Swain
    Bishop
    Sioux Falls Catholic
    Diocese

    USA
    to be replaced by Donald DeGrood Resigned
    Dec. 21
    2019
    Angelo Sodano
    Dean
    College of Cardinals
    Vatican
    Resigned
    Dec. 24
    2019
    Robert Sain
    Pastor
    Old St. Pauls Lutheran
    Church

    USA
    Resigned
    Jan. 31
    2020
    Edward Adams
    Archbishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    UK
    turned 75 (and has to resign with this age) Resigned
    Feb. 19
    2020
    Dariusz Kalinowski
    Priest
    St. Vincent de Paul
    Church

    USA
    Resigned
    Mar. 02
    2020
    Edward Grosz
    Bishop

    USA
    turned 75 / auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, who has been accused of mishandling a sex abuse allegation Resigned
    Mar. 06
    2020
    Philippe Barbarin
    Cardinal
    Archdiocese of Lyon
    France
    He first submitted his resignation to Pope Francis on 18 March 2019 but the Pope did not accept it then pending the end of his court case. On 30 January, Cardinal Barbarin was acquitted of a suspended six-month sentence by a French court in March 2019. He was originally convicted of failing to report cases of sexual abuse of minors by a priest in his diocese to legal authorities. Resigned
    Mar. 30
    2020
    James Walsh
    Pastor
    Diocese of Scranton
    USA
    following an accusation of sexual assault Resigned
    May. 27
    2020
    Gottfried Locher
    Head
    Evangelical Reformed
    Church

    Switzerland
    Resigned
    Jul. 30
    2020
    Will Dismukes
    Alabama Baptist Bivocational Pastor
    Pleasant Hill Baptist
    Church

    USA
    in the wake of Dismukes attending a celebration of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan Resigned
    Sep. 07
    2020
    Michel Mulloy
    Bishop
    Roman Catholic Church
    USA
    over allegation he sexually abused a minor Resigned
    Sep. 18
    2020
    Herbert Bevard
    Bishop
    Diocese of Saint Thomas
    USA
    Resigned

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