Posts Tagged ‘Resignation’

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

Benedict’s resignation leaves a mixed legacy and raises lots of questions Comments 2

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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There was “absolute silence” this morning when the Pope told cardinals that he decided to resign, according to Mexican prelate Monsignor Oscar Sanchez, who witnessed his resignation. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the pope took his decision “aware of the great problems the church faces today”. His decision showed “great courage” and “determination”, Lombardi said. Lombardi Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit New Zealand before he resigns Comments 0

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced his resignation. Dr Rowan Williams says he will quit at the end of the year to return to academic life. He has accepted a position as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Hinting at the pressures of the job, he said he hoped his successor would have ‘the constitution of Read more

Pope scuttles resignation rumours Comments 2

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

In his speech to newly created cardinals, Pope Benedict has indirectly denied recent speculation that he may resign, reports Vatican Insider. A number of people have been hinting at his resignation; however the soon-to-be 85 year old Pontiff concluded his speech with an indirect denial of his pending resignation. “Pray also for me, that I Read more