Pope Francis offered resignation by Cardinal Reinhard Marx. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • An offer by Cardinal Reinhard Marx was rejected by Pope Francis to resign over mishandling of sexual abuse 
  • The decision came after the church in Germany was shaken by allegations of abuse against minors 
  • Pope was offered resignation over the church's "institutional and systemic failure" in handling child sex abuse scandals

.Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Sasaki's alternative designation was 'Creative director' of Tokyo Olympic (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Sasaki's comments were directed a plus-size Naomi Watanabe, a Japanese comedian
  • He said Watanabe should perform at the ceremony dressed as a pig
  • He later apologised for his statements and resigned 

.New York, NY, USA
Andrea Stewart-Cousin is the Senate majority leader from New York. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@AndreaSCousins)

  • Cousins said in a statement, "Every day there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government"
  • The statement comes after Cuomo addressed the first public press conference since the allegations surfaced
  • The New York Governor said it would be "anti-democratic" if he steps down

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Conte has been serving as the Italian PM since June 1, 2018 (Photo Credit: Twitter @GiuseppeConteIT)

  • The PM has called for a cabinet meeting at 9 am for expressing his desire to resign
  • Media reports suggest that this step has been taken to form a new government for the country
  • Conte survived a vote of confidence but could not secure a majority in the upper house of the government

.Ottawa, ON, Canada
Julie Payette has resigned over 'toxic" climate.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • The independent review was ordered last July over allegations of a "toxic" climate in the office
  • Payette responded at the time that she took the allegations very seriously
  • Canadian media, citing unnamed sources, said the review's conclusions were damning