Vatican to decide future of bishop in Uruguay accused of homosexual activities
June 29, 2009
Catholics in Uruguay are waiting to see whether or not the Vatican will take action in the case of Bishop Francisco Barbosa da Silveira of Minas, who has been accused by priests in his diocese of engaging in homosexual activities. Officials of the nation's episcopal conference explained to reporters that only the Holy See would be authorized to intervene. Bishop Barbosa has denied the misconduct charges, saying that he is being blackmailed.