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Dash 2 Freedom

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Apr 04, 2006

Bishop Anthony Pilla has taken the 401-§2 exit off the Cleveland expressway, according to this morning's Bulletin. Pilla was due to offer his resignation in November of 2007, but made a surprise request this past January that he be permitted to retire under the provision of the above-mentioned canon, which allows bishops to leave office before their 75th birthday "because of reluctance to lick the frozen lamp-post of a public perjury trial, or for some other grave reason." Pilla declined to give the reason for his request, according to the news account, insisting it was "between him and the Vatican."

Boston auxiliary Richard Lennon is the incoming Bishop.

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  • Posted by: Abounaandre - Apr. 05, 2006 1:58 PM ET USA

    God has compassion on His people in the Cleveland Diocese. Bishop Richard Lennon is a fine, prayerful,believing, and true to his Creator Bishop. He is a no nonsense man of God. I'm certain he will do what a real bishop should do in all things.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 05, 2006 12:56 PM ET USA

    For a moment I thought Humpty said that he was joining the cast of "Law and Order"

  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - Apr. 04, 2006 7:28 PM ET USA

    Actually he is joining Law & Lavada for prayer and penance.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Apr. 04, 2006 11:06 AM ET USA

    To be welcomed into the open arms of Bishop Gumbleton and Archbishop Weakland...now there are Three Musketeers (just like the candy bar).

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