Posts Tagged ‘Ciudad del Este’

Ousted bishop in spotlight over finances

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Questions are being raised about the spending decisions of a controversial Paraguayan bishop whom Pope Francis forced to resign. Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano was told to step down last year as head of the diocese of Ciudad del Este. At the time, the Vatican cited unspecified “serious pastoral reasons”. The dismissal came after Francis sent Read more

Pope removes Opus Dei bishop to heal disunity

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pope Francis has sacked a Paraguayan bishop affiliated to Opus Dei in order to try to mend divisions in the Church in that nation. On September 25, Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este diocese was removed to preserve the “unity of both the bishops and of the faithful”, according to a Vatican Read more

Vatican suspends ordinations in troubled Paraguay diocese

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The Vatican has suspended ordinations to the priesthood in Ciudad del Este diocese in Paraguay after an apostolic visitation by a senior cardinal. No public announcement has been made about the reason for the suspension, but it will remain in place until Pope Francis resolves difficulties in the diocese. The Vatican ordered an investigation following Read more