Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $32,942 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Prelate asked to leave Slovenia amid paternity rumors

Catholic World News - July 30, 2012

A Slovenian prelate who resigned in 2009, citing reasons of health, has been asked by the Vatican to withdraw from public life because of persistent rumors that he has fathered two children, Vatican Insider reports.

Archbishop Alojz Uran of Ljubljana was less than 65 years old when he resigned after undergoing heart surgery. Although his health problems were undoubtedly real, and the archbishop has denied being involved with sexual improprieties, reports of his alleged paternity have circulated freely in Slovenia. Apparently hoping to ease the problem, the Vatican has asked him to leave the country, and take up residence in Trieste, Italy.

“This is a temporary measure to calm public opinion until the question is resolved,” said a spokesman for the Slovenian bishops, who emphasized that Archbishp Uran is not under any disciplinary sanction.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($118,091 to go):
$150,000.00 $31,908.98
79% 21%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs 22 hours ago
How not to be persuasive 22 hours ago
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28
Does the Kasper Proposal make Pope Francis a heretic? Invalid marriages and mortal sin October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6