Leading theologian calls for mass resignations among Irish bishops
Catholic World News - July 19, 2011
A noted Irish theologian has startled the Catholic hierarchy with a proposal that all Irish bishops appointed before 2003 should resign.
Father Vincent Twomey, a former student of Pope Benedict XVI and professor at the Irish seminary in Maynooth, told an RTE broadcast that he is “seething with anger” after reading the recent report on sex-abuse complaints in the Cloyne diocese. Father Twomey said that in order to restore public confidence, most Irish bishops should step down.
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