Posts Tagged ‘Bishop resignation’

Vatican asks Indian archbishop to resign over liturgical dispute

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

An archbishop of Eastern Rite Syro-Malabar Church has resigned following the Vatican’s directions after he was accused of defying the Church’s supreme synod in the decades-long liturgical dispute. Archbishop Antony Kariyil, the vicar of the major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese in southern Kerala state, expressed willingness to resign on July 26, six days after he Read more

Francis’ removal of bishop “totally unjust”

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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A Catholic bishop in Puerto Rico has described his removal from office by Pope Francis as “totally unjust.” Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres, who has led the Diocese of Arecibo since 2010, said he had been asked to resign because he “had not been obedient to the pope nor had I been in sufficient communion with Read more

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian bishop

Monday, August 30th, 2021
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The Vatican has accepted the resignation of a long-serving Australian Catholic Bishop, leaving the future of its investigation into his conduct unclear. A statement released overnight by the Holy See read, “The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Broome, Australia, presented by Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders”. Saunders’ Read more

Taiwanese bishop resigns a few months after his appointment

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

A few months after his inauguration, Bishop John Lee Juo-wang of Tainan, Taiwan has left the helm of the diocese. Pope Francis, who accepted the resignation of the 54-year-old prelate on Saturday, appointed his predecessor, Mgr Lin Chi-nan Wood, as apostolic administrator. The news took the diocese by surprise. Bishop Lee was ordained and installed Read more