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News story correction

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jul 02, 2009

 Because of an error in translation, the original version of yesterday's CWN news story about the resignation of Bishop Francisco Barbosa da Silveira of Minas, Uruguay, contained a factual error. The story has been corrected, and the version that appears on our news page now is accurate. 

Bishop Barbosa did not deny the charge that he had engaged in homosexual activities. In fact the charges were undeniable, since the activities were captured on videotape. Rather than asserting his innocence, the bishop had complained that he was being blackmailed the men who recorded those activities. That is true; it was the extortion demands made by two ex-convicts that eventually brought the bishop's affairs to public notice.

We regret the inaccuracy in our original report.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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