Posts Tagged ‘Resignation’

Pope Francis says so far he hasn’t thought about resigning Comments 1

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Pope Francis resign resized

Pope Francis has said that up to this point in his papacy he hasn’t thought about resigning. The Pope was asked about the subject by two young YouTube stars at a function at the Vatican on Sunday. He was asked if he has ever considered resigning because he finds the demands of his job too Read more

Pope accepts resignation of drink-driving bishop Comments 0

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Brazilian Bishop Paulo Sérgio Machado, who was involved in an alleged drink-driving incident. Bishop Machado was the ordinary of São Carlos, a city of 220,000 in south-eastern Brazil. In September, the bishop was stopped by police after he exhibited signs of intoxication while driving and almost hit a Read more

Archbishop’s resignation echoes Bishop of Bling saga Comments 0

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Archbishop Altieri shoes resized

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Brazilian archbishop in a move reminiscent of the demise of Germany’s Bishop of Bling. The resignation of Archbishop Antonio Carlos Altieri, 63, of Passo Fundo, Brazil, came after a Vatican-ordered apostolic visitation of his archdiocese. The investigation was conducted by Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes. According to a Read more

Pope gets resignation of US bishop who didn’t report abuse Comments 3

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Bishop Finn resized

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the only American bishop to have been convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse. On Tuesday, the Vatican announced the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of the diocese of St Joseph-Kansas City in Missouri. The announcement cited canon law that a bishop who “has become less able Read more

Scottish cardinal who admitted sexual misconduct resigns Comments 0

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Cardinal O'Brien resized

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien from the rights and privileges of being a cardinal. Cardinal O’Brien had previously admitted sexual misconduct towards several men. He will no longer be invited to attend consistories and other gatherings of cardinals, including an eventual conclave for the election of a new pope. Read more

Benedict XVI still believes he was right to resign Comments 0

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has never regretted or doubted his decision to resign two years ago, says his personal secretary. Archbishop Georg Ganswein said Benedict is certain and serene about his decision, made for the good of the Church, because of his waning strength. Archbishop Ganswein said the retired Pope’s usual routine these days involves Read more

Inquiry ordered into UK bishop’s resignation Comments 0

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

An investigation has been ordered into the events that led to the resignation of English Bishop Kieran Conry last month. The inquiry, to be headed by an independent investigator, was ordered by Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark. A diocesan spokesman said the investigation would “be undertaken in respect of Bishop Conry’s relationship with potentially vulnerable Read more

Evangelising UK bishop resigns and admits unfaithfulness Comments 1

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Bishop Conry reszied

The bishop in charge of evangelisation in England and Wales has resigned after revealing he had been “unfaithful” to his “promises as a Catholic priest”. Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton diocese said in a statement read in churches that his unfaithfulness had gone back several years. He apologised for the damage and hurt Read more

Pope Francis accepts Ireland primate’s resignation Comments 0

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Cardinal Brady reszied

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Cardinal Brady had turned 75 in August and according to Church law, bishops are asked to submit their resignations to the Pope at that stage. The Pope can either accept or reject the resignation. Cardinal Brady, Read more

Parental pressure results in Christchurch principal’s resignation Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Barbara Perry

The principal of Our Lady of Victories School in Sockburn,  Christchurch, Barbara Perry, has resigned. Catholic Education Office chief executive Pat Lynch said,  “These things do happen from time to time, but they don’t happen often.” “It’s important that in situations like this, we face the future and rebuild confidence.” Lynch said the school has Read more