Vatican slowdown in appointing new bishops?
Catholic World News - July 15, 2013
The Vatican has slowed the pace of naming new bishops, raising concerns about vacuums in diocesan leadership, notes Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register.
In the US today there are 8 dioceses and 2 eparchies without bishops. Half of Scotland's dioceses lack a current leader. In the Philippines there are 9 dioceses without a bishop.
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Posted by: Savonarola -
Jul. 15, 2013 7:22 PM ET USA
This is not good news. For too long we've been told how the Vatican moves slowly and wisely. This is silly in an age of telephones, email, faxes, etc. It's rather obvious in most cases when vacancies are going to arise and they ought to be anticipated. Perhaps the nunciature needs increased staffing. Very disappointing for some of us who are watching the birthdays of our bishops (Cf. can. 401).