Posts Tagged ‘resign’

Secretary tried to stop Pope Benedict reigning Comments 0

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the longtime personal secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, has disclosed that he tried to dissuade the Pope Emeritus from resigning. The archbishop said he was aware of Benedict’s intentions well in advance of the public announcement of his resignation. He said that he argued against resignation, but the Pontiff “was not to Read more

Puerto Rican archbishop resists Vatican call to resign Comments 0

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Pope Francis is facing the challenge of a Puerto Rican archbishop who is refusing to obey a Vatican call for his resignation. Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan has not confirmed that he has been asked to step down as leader of the Catholic Church in the United States island territory. But, after local Read more

French mayors resist gay-marriage legislation Comments 0

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A group of nearly 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages”, even if lawmakers go ahead with plans to legalise the practice. A spokesman for the group said some of the mayors “would resign if the law is adopted”, while others “have said they will refuse” to perform marriage ceremonies for Read more

Cardinal O’Brien admits lapses in sexual conduct Comments 0

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said he will spend the rest of his life in retirement after admitting “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal”. Cardinal O’Brien had been the most senior Catholic in Britain until his resignation was accepted Read more