A prominent Harlem pastor accused of sexually abusing children in the 1980s has resigned.
He was the highest-ranking black cleric in the archdiocese and once considered for appointment as a bishop.
In 2008, he arranged Pope Benedict XVI's Mass at Yankee Stadium and gave the invocation at Gov. David Paterson's swearing-in.
The archdiocese suspended Harris that year. Prosecutors say 10 people lodged complaints against him.
Harris had been a pastor at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo since 1989. Efforts to reach him were unsuccessful.
Statutes of limitations have precluded any criminal charges being filed.