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Irish bishop resigns due to ill health

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Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of bishop William Lee whom the Catholic Church in Ireland said was stepping down for health reasons. 

A bishop follows a Profession of Faith with the Bishops of the Italian Episcopal Conference led by the pontiff on May 23, 2013 in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican

The Holy See said Lee was relieved of his functions under paragraph 2 of article 401 of the Code of Canon Law, which covers resignations on health grounds as well as offences linked to the handling of child abuse cases and corruption.

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