Peruvian bishop removed after sex-abuse charges
Catholic World News - September 23, 2013
A Peruvian bishop was removed from office by Pope Francis because of sex-abuse charges, the former head of the nation’s episcopal conference has disclosed.
Bishop Gabino Miranda, an auxiliary of the Ayachucho archdiocese, resigned in May at the age of 53. Bishop Luis Bambaren, the retired Bishop of Chimbote who is also a former president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference, has told a radio audience that Bishop Miranda was removed because of misconduct.
“It is what the Pope said: zero tolerance,” said Bishop Bambaren. Bishop Miranda has denied that he is guilty of sexual abuse. Peruvian prosecutors are investigating the complaints.
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!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,996 to go):
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!