Archbishop Michel Aupetit allegedly had an "ambiguous" relationship with a woman in 2012.
The pontiff also criticized politicians who were in "an obsessive quest for popularity" and making unrealistic promises.
As Pope Francis visited Cyprus, a country overwhelmed by asylum-seekers, the Vatican announced they would take in 12 migrants.
A report released earlier this year singled out 75 instances in which eight high-ranking church officials did not properly handle reports of abuse.
After his meeting with Pope Francis on October 30, President Joe Biden said the pope called him a "good Catholic" and should continue to receive Communion.
The new document has generated controversy since the bishops' assembly first decided to begin drafting it in June.
Catholic leaders in the U.S. have said they do not plan to provide a national policy regarding which politicians can or cannot receive Communion.
Joe Biden said the pope called him a good Catholic. A U.S. archbishop doubts it
"We felt disgust and horror inside us when we realized how much suffering so many people had lived and were still living," said a Church official.
President Joe Biden had a sentimental present for Pope Francis during their meeting at the Vatican on Friday.
Joe Biden's first meeting as U.S. president with Pope Francis at the Vatican will not be broadcast live.
The pontiff said current crises have created the need to take "radical decisions that are not always easy."
President Biden met with Pope Francis French President Emmanuel Macron today ahead of the G20 summit of world leaders.
The Vatican hasn't allowed independent photographers and journalists into papal audiences since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conservative U.S. bishops have pushed for President Biden, a Roman Catholic, to be denied the sacrament of Holy Communion because of his stance on abortion.
The president, a devout Catholic, supports an effort to pass abortion access in Congress. The pope has compared abortion to "hiring a hitman."
John Paul I reigned as supreme pontiff for just 33 days in 1978 in the so-called "year of three popes."
Tenney, a Republican, won a non-consecutive second House term by a razor-thin margin of 109 votes in last year's election.
The 61-year-old died from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Ernest Johnson, 61, is set to be executed Tuesday at 6 p.m. for killing three people during a convenience store robbery in 1994.
"We have inherited a garden; we must not leave a desert to our children," the joint appeal said.
Among those 3,000 people, two-thirds are reportedly diocesan priests, according to an investigation by an independent commission.
Nicholas DiMarzio, who led the Brooklyn diocese for nearly two decades, retired on Wednesday.
Only 41 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, but the procedure was approved despite the pope's disagreement, with only 3,265 voting against it.
"I personally might merit attacks and insults because I'm a sinner, but the church doesn't deserve this; it's the work of the devil," Pope Francis said.
"The problem of abortion, abortion is more than a problem, abortion is murder," Pope Francis said. "Scientifically, it's a human life."
Francis warned that bishops should act "pastorally" rather than "politically," adding that he had never refused Communion to anyone who sought it from him.
"Climate change is not only a future challenge, but an immediate and urgent matter of survival," said the statement from the world's top Christian leaders.
The pope's comments come weeks after campaigners in Italy launched a petition to reverse a law banning assisted suicide, making the country the latest in Europe to move toward legalizing the act.