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Pope John Paul II accepted the accelerated retirement of Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland. He had asked to be allowed to step down as soon as possible to keep allegations of past sexual misconduct from adding to the Catholic church's credibility problem. A former theology student says Weakland made unwanted sexual advances in 1979. The archbishop admits that he paid the man a confidential $450,000 settlement to avoid a court case, but says he never abused anyone. From Wisconsin Public Radio, Chuck Quirmbach reports.