May 25, 2013
Pope accepts Bishop Bargallo's resignation
The Vatican said today it accepts the resignation tendered by Argentine bishop Fernando María Bargallo, who was caught living an alleged affaire with a woman in a Mexican beach resort, in the latest of a string of sex scandals that hit the Catholic church.
Monsignor Bargallo, bishop of Greater Buenos Aires districts of Merlo and Moreno since 1997, was forced to tender his resignation after photographs emerged this month showing him embracing a blonde a woman at a luxury resort in Mexico.
Bargallo, 57, has allegedly admitted to having "love ties" with the woman he was seen embracing in the waters of a hotel swimming pool, who's been indicated as a single (divorced) owner of a restaurant in the exclusive City area of Las Cañitas.
Initially, Bargallo demised to have any romantic connections with the mysterious woman by saying she was just a childhood friend.