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Accounting for the bishops who resign under pressure

October 15, 2012

L’Espresso surveys the growing list of bishops who have been removed from office, sometimes against their will, under #401-2 of the Code of Canon Law.

The Vatican has shown an increasing willingness to remove bishops who are found guilty of immoral behavior or severe mismanagement of their dioceses. In many cases, the bishops who resign under pressure are removed from the listing of prelates whose names appear in the annual Vatican yearbook, the Annuario Pontificio.


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