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Spanish city council wants bishop removed for criticism of homosexuality

Catholic World News - May 21, 2012

A Spanish Catholic bishop has been barred from speaking at official public events because of his criticism of homosexuality.

The city council of Alaca, Spain, announced that Bishop Antonio Reig Pla would not be allowed to speak at city functions. The council also asked that the bishop be removed from leadership of the diocese.

Bishop Pla has won statements of support from the Spanish hierarchy and from a group of priests who applauded his defense of Catholic doctrine and warned against restrictions on religious freedom.

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