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Bishop resigns after 18 years of leading Brooklyn DioceseNEW YORK — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn for 18 years, announced his resignation Wednesday — with a native New Yorker named as his replacement. DiMarzio, 77, stepped down weeks after a Vatican investigation cleared him of allegations from two men charging they were sexually abused by the priest when he was stationed in a Jersey City parish in the 1970s. The bishop was two years past the usual retirement age for priests of his rank, and he will be replaced by Bronx-born Bishop Robert Brennan as the spiritual …

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