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Ecuador: archbishop resigns to enter Trappist monastery

September 17, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini Esti, a 70-year-old Italian, was appointed auxiliary bishop of Portoviejo, Ecuador, in 1993 and archbishop in 2007. He said he came to Ecuador as a missionary and was surprised when he was named a bishop. In 2014, he sought entry into the Trappist order; he said he was resigning his office not because of any scandal, but because he wishes to devote himself to prayer and contemplation.

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  • Posted by: jackbene3651 - Sep. 17, 2018 6:11 AM ET USA

    Sounds like a good man.