01/30/2012 09:39 am ET

Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez Dies At 77

Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, who as the nation's first Hispanic archbishop fought discrimination within the Roman Catholic Church, but who resigned in 1993 while facing accusations that he had had sex with several women when they were teenagers, died on Friday in Albuquerque. He was 77.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, which he led for nearly two decades, said he died in a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients.

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