In a letter dated October 12, 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and asked him to remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the appointment of his successor. See the links below for the text of Pope Francis' letter to the Cardinal, Cardinal Wuerl's statement in response to the Pope's letter, and a letter from Cardinal Wuerl to the faithful of the Church of Washington.
- Pope Francis' Letter to Cardinal Wuerl
- Cardinal Wuerl's Statement on the Holy Father's acceptance of his resignation
- Cardinal Wuerl's Letter to the Faithful