Spanish priest suspended for partisan political campaign
Catholic World News - June 15, 2011
A Spanish diocese has suspended a priest who campaigned successfully for a seat on the city council, disregarding the canonical rule that bars priests from engaging in partisan political activity or holding public office.
After Father Antonio Fernandez took office on June 11, the Orense diocese announced that the priest would be removed from active ministry until he left “all public office, commitment, or political activity.” The diocesan statement indicated that Church leaders had warned Father Fernandez of the consequences of taking public office.
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