Ecuador: archbishop resigns to enter Trappist monastery
September 17, 2018
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.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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