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Archbishop Forte loses election for Italian bishops’ position

November 12, 2014

By a vote of 140-60, Bishop Mario Meini of Fiesole has defeated Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto in an election for the vice presidency of the Italian Episcopal Conference, according to La Stampa’s Vatican Insider.

Archbishop Forte, who served as special secretary at last month’s Synod of Bishops, drafted the controversial paragraphs on homosexuality that appeared in the interim synod report.


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