Posts Tagged ‘Apostolic Visitation’

Nothing to hide – Bishop Strickland denies wrongdoing

Thursday, July 27th, 2023
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Bishop Joseph E Strickland of Tyler, Texas, has adamantly denied any misconduct connected to the Vatican’s investigation into his actions and those of his diocese, stating “I’ve got nothing to hide.” The apostolic visitation, which he described as “not fun,” was conducted by delegates from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, focusing on various aspects of Read more

Controversial comments earn bishop a ‘Vatican visit’

Thursday, June 29th, 2023
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The Vatican has launched a formal investigation into Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland, a figure known for his controversial statements. Among the comments, Strickland accused Pope Francis of undermining the Catholic faith. This investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, was confirmed by Elizabeth Slaten, the Diocese of Tyler, Texas communications director. Slaten revealed that the visitation Read more

Pope orders apostolic visitation for Archdiocese of Cologne

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pope Francis has ordered an apostolic visitation of the Archdiocese of Cologne, in Germany, to examine the pastoral situation and the handling of sexual abuse cases. The archdiocese said that the pope’s apostolic visitors would evaluate “possible mistakes” made by its leader, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. “During the first half of June, the Holy See’s Read more

Hundreds of complaints lead to Vatican investigation

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Hundreds of complaints about their bishop from parishioners in a Memphis diocese has led to an official Vatican investigation. Last week, two archbishops were sent to Memphis on a three-day fact-finding mission. The archbishops’ visit (called an “Apostolic Visitation),” involved them meeting with clergy and parishioners. They will develop a report of their findings and Read more

US Sisters of Mercy summoned to Rome for clarifications

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Sisters of Mercy in the United States are among religious orders being asked to come to Rome for further conversation. This follows an apostolic visitation of women’s religious orders in the US several years ago. The Sisters of Mercy’s US communications director confirmed the request to visit Rome, but said there would be no further Read more

Vatican wants clarifications from 15 US women’s orders

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Vatican has asked the superiors of 15 US orders of Catholic sisters to come to Rome to discuss concerns and provide clarifications. This comes after the 2014 final report on a Vatican apostolic visitation of US orders of religious women. Last week, it was reported that the superior of the Sisters of Loretto had Read more

US order’s superior summoned to Rome over concerns

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The superior of a US order of Catholic sisters has been summoned to the Vatican to discuss “areas of concern”. The Vatican’s congregation for religious life issued the requirement to the Sisters of Loretto. The order will be asked to explain alleged “ambiguity” in its adherence to Church teaching and its way of living religious Read more

Vatican investigates US bishop who didn’t report pornographer

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Vatican has conducted an apostolic visitation of Kansas City-St Joseph diocese in the United States, to investigate the leadership of Bishop Robert Finn. Bishop Finn was the first Catholic prelate in the United States to be found criminally guilty of shielding a guilty priest in the sex abuse crisis. Canadian Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Read more

Corruption in Church in Scotland to be probed?

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Vatican plans an apostolic visitation of the Church in Scotland, to probe charges of widespread corruption, according to The Scotsman newspaper. Though no word has come from the Vatican, the newspaper said a priest who accused the resigned Cardinal Keith O’Brien of homosexual conduct was told there would be an investigation in a meeting Read more

Vatican investigating Ireland priest for liberal views

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Fr Tony Flannery, founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, is under investigation by the Vatican for some of his liberal views, reports The Irish Catholic. The investigation comes just two weeks after the report of the Apostolic Visitation that described “widespread dissent” from traditional Catholic teaching by priests, religious and lay people. It is Read more