Pope laicizes priest at renegade St. Louis parish
Catholic World News - March 10, 2009
Bishop James V. Johnston of the Missouri Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau announced yesterday that Pope Benedict has laicized Marek Bozek, the Polish-born priest incardinated in the diocese who has ministered without authorization at the suppressed St. Stanislaus Church in St. Louis since 2005. “His actions have caused great harm, scandal and sadness within the Church," Bishop Johnston said. "While Marek Bozek no longer has the status of a priest, I continue to hope for his reconciliation with the Catholic Church, and am committed to working with him so that he might be return to full communion with the Church."
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